Hallam, Victoria

Hallam is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 34 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Casey. At the 2016 Census, Hallam had a population of 10,852.[1]

Hallam
MelbourneVictoria
Hallam is located in Melbourne
Hallam
Hallam
Coordinates38°00′32″S 145°16′05″E / 38.009°S 145.268°E / -38.009; 145.268Coordinates: 38°00′32″S 145°16′05″E / 38.009°S 145.268°E / -38.009; 145.268
Population10,852 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,374/km2 (3,558/sq mi)
Postcode(s)3803
Area7.9 km2 (3.1 sq mi)
Location
LGA(s)City of Casey
State electorate(s)Narre Warren North
Federal Division(s)Bruce
Suburbs around Hallam:
Doveton Endeavour Hills Narre Warren North
Eumemmering Hallam Narre Warren
Dandenong South Hampton Park Narre Warren South

The suburb has its own railway station.

Hallam is bounded by the South Gippsland Freeway in the west, Eumemmerring Creek and Hallam North Road in the north, a drain easement in the east, and Centre Road in the south.[2]

HistoryEdit

The post office opened on 1 May 1889. It closed in 1981, but reopened in 1994.[3]

The railway station opened as Hallam's Road Railway Station. It was renamed Hallam's about 1910 and Hallam about 1925.

DemographicsEdit

According to 2016 Census the most common ancestries in Hallam were English 13.4%, Australian 11.9%, Afghan 8.3%, Indian 5.7% and Sri Lankan 3.9%.[1] 42.3% of residents were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were Afghanistan 8.1%, India 5.5%, Sri Lanka 4.7%, New Zealand 2.5% and England 1.9%.[1] The most common responses for religion in Hallam were Catholic 21.5%, Islam 20.0%, No Religion, so described 15.4%, Not stated 8.1% and Buddhism 5.5%.[1] Two in every five people (40.8%) spoke only English at home.[1] Other languages spoken at home included Dari 7.0%, Arabic 3.8%, Sinhalese 3.0%, Hazaraghi 2.8% and Punjabi 2.3%.[1]

Of the 4,953 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Hallam, 56.9% were employed full time, 28.9% were employed part-time and 9.3% were unemployed.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "2016 Census QuickStats Hallam". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  2. ^ Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment, [English/CA256F310024B628/0/86882BEC602CCBCDCA2574BB00039A4A/$File/Casey+V44.pdf Locality Names and Boundaries - City of Casey] Check |url= value (help) (PDF), retrieved 30 October 2008
  3. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008