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Heidelberg West, VIC 3081

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Summary

Heidelberg West is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 10 km north-east from Melbourne’s central business district. Its Local Government Area is the City of Banyule. At the 2006 Census, Heidelberg West had a population of 5097.

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Situated on the eastern side of Darebin Creek, Heidelberg West is primarily a residential suburb located in Melbourne's north-east. The suburb was primarily developed in the 1950s to form the athlete's village for the 1956 Olympic Games. Afterwards the village was converted into public housing, which has resulted in a low socio-economic profile. The northern parts of the suburb form a small industrial precinct.

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History of Heidelberg West, VIC 3081

The Heidelberg West Post Office opened on 14 May 1923, and was renamed Heidelberg Heights around 1950. The current office on Oriel Road opened in 1952. The Heidelberg Military Hospital office opened in 1941 and was renamed to Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital in 1947.

In 1956, Heidelberg West became the site of the Summer Olympics athlete’s village. The village was converted into a Housing Commission of Victoria estate following the conclusion of the games, and in recent years has had properties sold into private hands. In 2006 the suburb was selected for urban renewal by the State Government because of its low socio-economic profile.

Heritage Listed Locations Nearby

Hylsbroke 1.4km
Raellein 1.5km
Rutland 1.5km
Roseville 1.5km
Novar 1.7km
Carn Villa 1.8km
Coverley 1.9km
The Gables 1.9km
La Rundel 2.0km
Burtonholme 2.1km
East View 2.1km
East View 2.2km
Ostara 2.3km
The Eagles 2.3km
Attilof 2.4km
Coranderk 2.5km
St Leonards 2.6km

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Facts and Figures About Heidelberg West, VIC 3081 (census 2006)

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Population of Heidelberg West

5102
Population of Heidelberg West during 2006 census.

Age Distribution In Heidelberg West

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People's age breakdown in Heidelberg West.

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Population growth in Heidelberg West in last 25 years.

Land Area (Heidelberg West)

3.2 km2
Total size of land covered by Heidelberg West

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Common countries of birth for residents of Heidelberg West.

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Language Spoken at Home - Heidelberg West

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Religion - Heidelberg West

Common religions for residents of Heidelberg West
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Highest Year of School - Heidelberg West

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Tertiary qualifications by type for residents in Heidelberg West.

Work

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Individual income p/wk - Heidelberg West

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Hours Worked p/w - Heidelberg West

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Industry of Work - Heidelberg West

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Industry of work for workers living in Heidelberg West.

Occupations - Heidelberg West

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Stated occupations for workers living in Heidelberg West.

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Households

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Dwelling tenures in Heidelberg West
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