Overview of Arden

Arden is a 50 hectare precinct incorporating part of the existing suburb of North Melbourne that is designated for ‘urban renewal’ around the Metro Tunnel’s new Arden Station (to open by 2025). It is bounded by Macaulay Road, the Moonee Ponds Creek and Dryburgh Street and aspires to accommodate approximately 34,000 jobs and be home to around 15,000 residents over the coming decades.

The vision is for Arden to evolve into a thriving mixed use neighbourhood and a magnet for innovative science, health, digital technology and education industries.

Arden will be a great place to live and work with lively streets and open spaces, a range of housing choices, new schools and community hubs.

Arden currently comprises a mix of residential, commercial and industrial uses across different character areas. It is known as the home of the North Melbourne Football Club, the North Melbourne Pool, and the tall flour mill silos visible from CityLink.

Arden in the City of Melbourne

Features of Arden

Buildings

Population: Residential 447; number of businesses 114.

Data was sourced from the 2016 Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Census of Population and Housing. To learn more about this data, including definitions, visit: Guide to Census data

People infographics

Residents: Age (median years) 32; youth (12-25 years) 15%.

People infographics

Residents: Older (60+ years) 15%; born overseas 46%.

Language infographics

Residents: Main overseas country of birth: China 10%; speaks a language other than English (LOTE) at home 37%.

Learning infographics

Residents: Main non-English language spoken: Mandarin 12%; attending a tertiary education institution 17%.

Work infographics

Residents: Main occupation - professionals 52%; main work travel method: walked only 29%.

Data was sourced from the 2016 Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Census of Population and Housing. To learn more about this data, including definitions, visit: Guide to Census data

House infographics

Households: Occupied private dwellings 217; average household size (persons) 1.8; weekly household income (median) $1,330.

Money infographics

Households: Low income households (less than $650 p.w.) 29%; high income households (more than $2,500 p.w.) 17%.

Living infographics

Households: Family households 45%; lone person households 44%.

House infographics

Households: Renting 72%; living in a flat or apartment 79%.

Data was sourced from the 2016 Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Census of Population and Housing. To learn more about this data, including definitions, visit: Guide to Census data

Employment infographics

Top three employment types: Business Services 410 22.5%; Arts and Recreation Service 275 15.1%; Construction 235 12.9%.

Data was sourced from the 2019 City of Melbourne Census of Land Use and Employment (CLUE). To learn more about this data, including definitions, visit: Census of Land Use and Employment (CLUE)

Calendar infographics

Jobs by status: Full time 1,442 79.1%; part time 188 10.3%.

Calendar infographics

Jobs by status: Casual 158 8.7%; contract 34 1.9%.

Data was sourced from the 2019 City of Melbourne Census of Land Use and Employment (CLUE). To learn more about this data, including definitions, visit: Census of Land Use and Employment (CLUE)

Office infographics

Land use (Percentage of total neighbourhood – list not exhaustive): Office 4.3%; Residential Accommodation 2.2%; Parking - Commercial and Private 4.3%.

Entertainment infographics

Land use: Public Open Space 2.2%; Sports and Recreation - Outdoor 8.7%; Indoor Entertainment 0%.

Entertainment infographics

Land use: Retail 2.2%; Commercial Accommodation 0%; Educational/Research 0%.

Entertainment infographics

Land use: Storage/Wholesale 8.7%; Performances, Conferences, Ceremonies 0%.

Data was sourced from the 2019 City of Melbourne Census of Land Use and Employment (CLUE). To learn more about this data, including definitions, visit: Census of Land Use and Employment (CLUE)

Building infographics

Development activity (major new commercial and residential property development): Developments 0; Residential dwellings 0; Student accommodation 0; Hotel/serviced apartments 0.

Building infographics

Development activity: Developments 2; Residential dwellings 0; Student accommodation 0; Hotel/serviced apartments 0.

Building infographics

Development activity: Office space 0; Retail space 0.

Building infographics

Development activity: Office space 18,932; Retail space 458.

Data was sourced from the November 2020 City of Melbourne’s Development Activity Monitor (DAM). To learn more about this data, including definitions, visit: Development Activity

Services in Arden

Community Facilities and Local Amenities
  • Canning & Macaulay Reserve
  • Clayton Reserve
  • Moonee Ponds Creek
  • North Melbourne Recreation Reserve
  • North Melbourne Recreation Centre
  • North Melbourne Football Club

Data was sourced from the 2019 City of Melbourne Census of Land Use and Employment (CLUE). To learn more about this data, including definitions, visit: Census of Land Use and Employment (CLUE)

Further information

Please note: this profile contains information that was collected prior to the COVID-19 event and may not represent the current situation. The information does, however, provide a baseline which shows where the population was at the time it was collected. Refer to each category to see the source of the data and when the information presented was collected.

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