Login
 
New User
What's OnMyDoorstep.com.au?

St Albans, VIC 3021

Information and History

Places Nearby

Deer Park East, 3022 0.5km Keilor East, 3033 1.0km Avondale Heights, 3034 1.8km Keilor Downs, 3038 2.5km Taylors Hill, 3037 5.3km
About Events
Shows this location in within the state

Summary

St Albans is a suburb 15 km north-west of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Its Local Government Area is the City of Brimbank. At the 2006 Census, St Albans had a population of 33,511.

St Albans’ main commercial and shopping precinct is located on Main Road West, Main Road East, Alfrieda Street, the railway station and East Esplanade. It has become a very multicultural area with 53.5% of residents being born overseas and has a high proportion of non-English speaking background residents. The postcode is 3021.

Profile

St Albans is a large, primarily residential suburb in Melbourne's outer west. The area is multiculturally diverse, with large numbers from the former Yugoslavia, Vietnam and Malta. The major commercial area is around the railway station, which is also the terminus for the suburban railway line. St Albans features the Victoria University of Technology - St Albans Campus, the Western Hospital and the Jamieson St, International Gardens, McKechnie and Churchill Reserves.

Show Photos and Articles

History of St Albans, VIC 3021

St Albans was first established as a township in 1887 and originally subdivided by the Metropolitan Land and Development Co. Pty. Ltd. who had acquired nearly in the hope of a quick financial gain during that period’s land boom. The town was promoted as an attractive location for professionals who had easy rail access to central Melbourne and adjoining suburbs with a recently constructed railway station platform attracting potential homeowners to industry in nearby locations. St Albans Post Office opened on 22 October 1888.

Development of St Albans suddenly slowed with the economic depression of the late 1890s and did not restart in large numbers until after World War II, with the influx of displaced people and continuing through the 1950s and 1960s with the influx of European migrants in response to the Australian Government’s gradual relaxation of its White Australia Policy in 1947, 1957 & 1958.

During the depression 1890s many local farm properties did well, especially when the farmers commenced the dairying of cattle. Horses were also being trained locally for the Melbourne Cup and the Caulfield Guineas, some were successful.

St Albans remained geographically isolated from other suburbs, with large areas of open land between it and other suburbs, until the 1980s.

St Albans is now considered to be a middle-city suburb as the Melbourne Metropolitan area boundary now extends to over 35 km from the Melbourne CBD.

Heritage Listed Locations Nearby

See a map of these heritage locations near St Albans, VIC 3021

Facts and Figures About St Albans, VIC 3021 (census 2006)

Don't see information specific to your location? Try clicking on one of the location names in the page header.

State Suburb

Information relating to this state suburb or locality.

Population of St Albans

33511
Population of St Albans during 2006 census.

Age Distribution In St Albans

Graph of age distribution in St Albans
People's age breakdown in St Albans.

Growth (St Albans)

Graph of population changes in St Albans last 25 years
Population growth in St Albans in last 25 years.

Land Area (St Albans)

13.0 km2
Total size of land covered by St Albans

Res. Stability (St Albans)

Graph of residential stability in St Albans
% of residents living at same address in St Albans

Demographics

Information relating to the different backgrounds and lifestyles of people living in this area.

Country of Birth - St Albans

Common countries of birth for residents of St Albans
Common countries of birth for residents of St Albans.

Family Types - St Albans

Family types for residents of St Albans
Household family types for residents of St Albans.

Language Spoken at Home - St Albans

Common languages spoken at home for residents of St Albans
Language spoken at home for residents of St Albans.

Religion - St Albans

Common religions for residents of St Albans
Common religions for residents of St Albans.

Family income p/wk - St Albans

Graph of weekly family stated incomes in St Albans
Family's stated income per week in St Albans.

Highest Year of School - St Albans

Graph of highest year of school education achieved by residents in St Albans
Highest year of school education achieved by residents in St Albans.

Tertiary Qualifications - St Albans

Graph of Tertiary qualifications by type for residents in St Albans
Tertiary qualifications by type for residents in St Albans.

Work

Information relating to the industry, occupations and work environment of residents in this area.

Individual income p/wk - St Albans

Graph of individual worker
Individual worker's stated income per week in St Albans.

Hours Worked p/w - St Albans

Graph of individual worker
Individual worker's stated hours worked per week in St Albans.

Industry of Work - St Albans

Common industry of work for workers living in St Albans
Industry of work for workers living in St Albans.

Occupations - St Albans

Stated occupations for workers living in St Albans
Stated occupations for workers living in St Albans.

Travel to Work - St Albans

Graph of common means of travel to work for residents of St Albans
Modes of transport for travel to work for residents of St Albans.

Households

Information relating to types and contents of households in this area.

Occupants (St Albans)

Graph of household sizes in St Albans
Household sizes (# occupants) in St Albans

Vehicles (St Albans)

Graph of vehicles operated by households in St Albans
Vehicles per household in St Albans

House Types (St Albans)

Graph of types of houses in St Albans
Higher density is semi-detached, terrace houses, flats, units or apartments

Tenure (St Albans)

Graph of house ownership types in St Albans
Dwelling tenures in St Albans
onmydoorstep.com.au logo
Find us on facebook Follow us on twitter Subscribe to our RSS

User contributed content is licensed under the
Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License with Attribution Required.
Login