About Glenferrie Ward

History


The Glenferrie Ward was established in 1994 when the Municipality of Hawthorn merged with Kew and Camberwell municipalities to become City of Boroondara.


Since 1996 the ward councillors have been: Nigel Kirby 1996-1999, Meredith Butler 1999-2008, Phil Meggs 2008-2012, and Steve Hurd 2012-present.


Population


Population: 16,063, 8.8% of City of Boroondara


Ancestry: 65 groups, English 24.3%, Australian 19.0%, Irish 11.0%, Chinese 9.0%, Scottish 8.4% and other 28.3%


Born overseas: 32% from 38+ countries, top five: China, UK, India, New Zealand and Malaysia


Age: 0-9 years 9.3%, 10-19 years 11.6%, 20-29 years 26.0%, 30-39 years 17.8%, 40-49 years 11.6%, 50-59 years 9.4%, 60-69 years 7.7%, 70-79 years 4.4%, 80+ years 2.1%


Religion: no religion 40.6%, Christian 37.9%, non-Christian 10.8% (e.g. Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam), and not stated 10.7%


Commute: private car 44.3%, public transport 28.6%, bike/walk 11.0%, work at home 5.0%, and other 11.1%


Land and Dwellings


Land area: 346 ha (3Km2), 5.8% of City of Boroondara


Density: 43.4 people per ha, 42.4% higher than City of Boroondara average


Parks/Reserves: 10+


Dwelling: high density 37.7%, medium density 36.0%, separate house 25.4%, other 0.9%


Households: lone person 30.4%, couples without children 23.0%, couples with children 22.3%, group household 9.4%, one parent families 4.8%, other 10.1%


Facilities


Education: 10+ institutions including kindergartens, primary, secondary and speciality schools, and a university


Worship: 5+ churches/chapels


Recreation, Culture and Entertainment: Glenferrie Oval, Grace Park Hawthorn Club, Hawthorn Arts Centre, Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre (HALC), Hawthorn Community House, and Lido Cinema


Getting around: tram route 48 - Church Street, 75 - Burwood Road, 16 - Glenferrie Road; bus route 609 - Power Street; and Alamein/Belgrave/Lilydale train line - Glenferrie Train Station


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