Springvale South, Victoria
|Population||12,184 (2011 census)|
|• Density||2,649/km2 (6,860/sq mi)|
|Area||4.6 km2 (1.8 sq mi)|
|LGA(s)||City of Greater Dandenong|
Springvale South Post Office opened on 4 November 1926.
Population and Social Conditions
In 2014, Springvale South had an estimated population of approximately 12,700. The residents of this suburb have lower levels of migrant settlement, incomes and early school leaving than Greater Dandenong and a high proportion of Buddhist residents.
At the 2011 census, Springvale South had population of 12,184. It found that 59% of residents were born overseas, similar to Greater Dandenong (60%) and substantially more than the metropolitan level of 33%. Among the 88 birthplaces of its residents were Vietnam (18%), Cambodia (12%), India (4%) and China (2%). Rates of migrant settlement are relatively low, with 4% of residents having arrived in Australia within the previous 2.5 years – little more than half the corresponding figure for Greater Dandenong, of 7%.
Languages other than English are spoken by 71% of residents – compared with 64% for Greater Dandenong. Twenty per cent of Springvale South residents have limited fluency in the use of spoken English, more than the municipal level of 14% and five times the metropolitan level, of 4%. Among the major religious faiths are Buddhism, adhered to by 38% of residents, Islam (3%) and Hinduism (2%).
Nine per cent of young adults (20-24 years) had left school before completing year 11 – lower than either the municipal average of 13% and the metropolitan level, of 10% Median individual gross incomes of $376 p.w., recorded in the Census, are among lowest in Greater Dandenong and about two-thirds (64%) of metropolitan levels.
There are two primary schools in Springvale South:
- Springvale South Primary School
- Spring Parks Primary School
The two secondary schools, Heatherhill Secondary College and Coomoora Secondary College have been merged with Springvale Secondary College and Chandler Secondary College into Keysborough Secondary College.
Springvale Road south of the Springvale commercial area has a concentration of religious buildings of different faiths:
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints Braeside Stake Centre
- Spanish Seventh Day Adventist
- Bright Moon Buddhist Society
- Cambodian Buddhist Temple
- New Apostolic Church
- Khmer Buddhist Centre
- Vietnamese Buddhist centre
- City of Springvale - the former local government area of which Springvale South was a part
There are four buses operated by Grenda's Bus Services that service the Springvale South vicinity.