Parkdale, Victoria

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Parkdale
MelbourneVictoria
Parkdale Victoria.jpg
Como Parade West
Parkdale is located in Melbourne
Parkdale
Parkdale
Coordinates 37°59′28″S 145°04′48″E / 37.991°S 145.08°E / -37.991; 145.08Coordinates: 37°59′28″S 145°04′48″E / 37.991°S 145.08°E / -37.991; 145.08
Population 11,185 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 3,110/km2 (8,050/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3195
Area 3.6 km2 (1.4 sq mi)
Location 24 km (15 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s) City of Kingston
State electorate(s) Mordialloc
Federal Division(s) Isaacs
Suburbs around Parkdale:
Mentone Mentone Moorabbin Airport
Mentone Parkdale Mordialloc
Port Phillip Port Phillip Mordialloc

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 2011 census, Parkdale had a population of 11,185.[1]

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.[2]

Parkdale's local library, Kingston Library, is located on Parkers Road adjacent to Parkdale Station. Parkdale is also a noted beach-side suburb, with the beach a 5-minute walk from the station.


Education[edit]

Politics[edit]

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.

Transport[edit]

Parkdale is accessible by a number of Metlink bus routes servicing the area. There is also a train line servicing the area via Parkdale Station, located on the Frankston Line, operating in Zone 2.

Demographics[edit]

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[edit]

Rick Springfield - His mother still resides in Parkdale [3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Technically, the campus is located in the adjacent suburb of Mordialloc, Victoria.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Parkdale (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008 
  3. ^ http://www.dailylife.com.au/dl-people/interviews/what-i-know-about-women-20150819-gj2gqb.html