Mill Park takes its name from the property of George and Francis Coulstock who built and operated a flour mill on the Plenty River in the 1840s. In 2015, it is estimated 24,700 people live in Mill Park with an expected increase of 4 per cent by 2036 to 25,700.
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The suburb of Mill Park is split into 2 precinct areas: Mill Park and Blossom Park.
Mill Park takes its name from the property of George and Francis Coulstock who built and operated a flour mill on the Plenty River in the 1840s.
They sold to the Hon. Henry Miller, MLC, who bred racehorses and conducted a range of dairy and grazing activities at his property named The Findon Hounds and the Findon Harriers Hunt Club’ until 1930.
Residential development began in Mill Park in the 1970s.
Mill Park covers an area of approximately 9 square kilometres. It is primarily a residential area, with some commercial land areas. Rapid residential development took place from the 1980s into the early 1990s.
In 2015, it is estimated 24,700 people live in Mill Park with an expected increase of 4 per cent by 2036 to 25,700.
The largest increase in population growth between 2015 and 2036 will occur in the 60 plus age group with an increase of 47 per cent.
In 2015 there will be an estimated 327 births (6 births per week on average) and this is expected to remain constant to 2036.
Forty per cent of residents speak a language other than English at home and the most common languages spoken are Italian, Greek, Macedonian, and Arabic.
There are approximately 8,700 dwellings in 2015 and this is expected to increase to 9,400 dwellings by 2036.
About 94 per cent of houses are stand-alone and 45 per cent of households consist of couples with children with an average household size of 3.1 people.
More residents work in the manufacturing and retail trade industries compared with any other industry.
More residents attend primary and secondary school compared with the broader Greater Melbourne.
Seven out of 10 residents drive a car to their place of work. Sixty-three per cent of households have access to 2 or more motor vehicles.