|Population||11,746 (2016 census)|
|• Density||3,260/km2 (8,450/sq mi)|
|Area||3.6 km2 (1.4 sq mi)|
|Location||24 km (15 mi) from Melbourne|
|LGA(s)||City of Kingston|
Parkdale is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 23 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district. It is situated between the suburbs of Mentone and Mordialloc, and is located on the Frankston Metropolitan train line. Its local government area is the City of Kingston. At the 2016 census, Parkdale had a population of 11,746.
Parkdale was founded in 1920, and named for early homesteader William Parker when engineers decided to build a railway station alongside a cluster of five bayside shops. Parkdale Post Office opened on 6 January 1921.
Parkdale's local library, Kingston Library, is located on Parkers Road adjacent to Parkdale Station. Parkdale is also a noted beach-side suburb. The beach is a 5-minute walk from the station.
- Parkdale Primary School
- Parkdale Secondary College [note 1]
- Parktone Primary School
- St. John Vianney's Primary School
In terms of State and Federal Government Parkdale is situated in the Electoral district of Mordialloc for state parliament and the Electoral district of Isaacs in the federal system. Mark Dreyfus is the Labor member of the Australian House of Representatives for the seat of Isaacs, since the 2007 federal election.
Parkdale is accessible by a number of Public Transport Victoria bus routes servicing the area. The 903 bus service from Mordialloc passes through Parkdale along Beach road. The 708 bus from Carrum to Hampton station stops at Parkdale railway station. This train line services the area via Parkdale Station, located on the Frankston Line, operating in Zone 2.
11,185 people live in Parkdale according to the 2011 Australian census with 75.58% listing themselves as being born in Australia. The majority of foreign born people living in Parkdale are from the UK with 6.04% listing themselves as UK born. Other countries of birth include New Zealand (1.59%), Greece (0.89%), Italy (0.75%), China (0.73%) and India (0.72%).
By ancestry most people living in Parkdale are of English descent with 62.79% of respondents listing English ancestry in the 2011 Australia census. Other common ancestries listed include Irish (14.16%), Scottish (10.36%), Italian (5.18%), German (3.67%), Greek (3.35%) and Chinese (1.67%). 34.99% of respondents listed their ancestry as 'Australian'.
Notable People from Parkdale
- Technically, the campus is located in the adjacent suburb of Mordialloc, Victoria.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Parkdale (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
- Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008
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