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Parkdale Area Profile

The Facts: Parkdale is named after William Parker, an original landowner.

Parkdale is bounded by the Nepean Highway, Olive Grove and Lower Dandenong Road in the north, Warren Road in the east, White Street, Como Parade West, Royal Parade, Bay Street and Port Phillip Bay in the south, and Warrigal Road in the west.

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for farming.

It is in the state electoral district of Mordialloc and in the federal electoral division of Isaacs .

People: Parkdale’s Population is 11,753  people.

The population is forecast to increase by 5.4% (to 11,753 people) in 2036. The total population in Kingston is forecast to increase 22.3%.

26.4% of households are lone person households compared to 24.4% in Kingston.

The largest population growth between 2016 and 2036 is forecast for 70 to 84 year olds. The largest increase in population in Kingston overall is forecast for people aged 70+.

Housing: The number of households is forecast to increase by 7.6% from 4,827 in 2016 to 5,192 households in 2036.

24% are 2 bedroom, 40% are 3 bedroom, 21% are 4 bedroom, 4% are 5 bedroom dwellings.

71.5% of households are purchasing or fully owned, 22% are renting privately, and 1.6% are in social housing compared with 68% of households purchasing or fully owning their home, 22.2% renting privately, and 1.9% in social housing in 2016 in the City of Kingston.

42% of households with a mortgage are paying the highest loan repayments ($2,337 or more per month) compared to Kingston which is 34.4%. 

33.7% of renting households are in the highest rental costs paying $417 or more per week in rent, compared to Kingston which is 30.2%.

Average household size in 2016 is 2.42 people compared with Kingston which is 2.5 people.

34.9% of households were made up of couples with children in 2016, compared with 33.4% in Kingston.

Diversity: 19.2% of our residents were born overseas, of which 9.6% are from countries where English was not their first language.

19.9% of the population in Parkdale who were born overseas arrived in Australia after 2011 compared to Kingston which is 18% of the population.

41 (0.3%) people identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander in Kingston, compared to 579 people (0.4%) in Kingston overall.

Ancestories experiencing the most growth between 2011 and 2016: English (+327 people), Irish (+247 people) and Chinese (+183 people).

1.8% (211 people) of the population speak another language and English not well, or not at all.

Top 3 languages other than English spoken at home: Greek 13.9%, Mandarin 9.7%, Italian 5.4%.

4.2% (493 people) of the population need help in their day-to-day lives due to a disability, compared to the overall population in Kingston which is 5.0% (7,610 people).

Health and Wellbeing: 100% of people indicated that they have 'good, very good or excellent’ physical health, compared to Kingston which is 91%.

3% state that illegal drugs have a negative impact on my household, compared to 6% in Kingston.

2.5% of residents identified as smokers, compared to 12% in Kingston.

85% people have access to fresh and affordable food, compared with 92% in Kingston.

2.6% state that alcohol consumption has a negative impact on my household compared with 4% in Kingston.

95% of people indicated that they have 'good, very good or excellent’ mental health, compared to Kingston which is 97%.

85% of people feel a sense of optimism about the future, compared with 81% in Kingston.

Safety: 53.8% of people feel safe walking in the local area during the day.

36 reported assault and related offences, and 51 burglary break and entry (June 2016 - June 2017).

44.4% of people feel safe walking in the local area at night.

84.6% of people feel a strong sense of belonging to the community, compared with 70% in Kingston.

89.7% of people state that, in times of need, they could turn to neighbours for help, compared with 85% in Kingston.

Community: 22.4% of people volunteer regularly

56.4% stated that they are an active member of a club or community group, compared with 37% in Kingston.

90% of people like the look and feel of the local area, compared with 88% in Kingston.

79% of people are satisfied with the quality of the parks, playgrounds and open spaces in the local area, compared with 86% in Kingston.

74% of people believe there are adequate community services available in the local area, compared to 84% in Kingston.

56% of people believe there are opportunities to have a real say on issues that are important compared to 50% in Kingston.

83.1% of households are connected to the internet.

Employment: 5,965 people living in Parkdale in 2016 were employed, of which 61% worked full-time and 38% part-time.

There were more professionals in Parkdale in 2016 than any other occupation with 1,727 (28.9%) employed as a professional. This was followed by Managers (1,011 people or 16.9%) and Clerical and Administrative workers (860 people or 14.4%).

Travel: 12.9% of Parkdale residents travelled to work by Public Transport.

54% or 2,464 households in Parkdale had access to two or more motor vehicles in 2016.

Features: In 2016, Parkdale had the highest population density in the City of Kingston.

Major features of the area include the Parkdale Beach and foreshore, Parkdale Life Saving Club, Parkdale Yacht Club, Como Private Hospital, Dolomore Reserve, Gerry Green Reserve, Walter Galt Reserve, Parkdale Plaza and three schools.

The population density of Parkdale is 35.16 persons per hectare. 

Parkdale Yacht Club Started in 1945.

 Data sources for information on this page are:

ABS 2016 Census    

.Id Community |Demographic resources 

Crime Statistics: 

Kingston City Council 2016 Health and Wellbeing Survey September 2014