Overview of Parkville

Parkville is large neighbourhood in the north west of the municipality known for its leafy streets, heritage houses, vast parklands, and significant public institutions, including the University of Melbourne’s main bustling campus and residential colleges. Royal Park, the municipality’s largest open space, is in Parkville, comprising a mix of recreational facilities, including one of Melbourne’s major tourist attractions, Melbourne Zoo.

Parkville forms part of the ‘City North’ innovation precinct, home to the Royal Melbourne, Women’s and Children’s hospitals, as well as global biomedical research and institutional facilities.

Parkville was the site of the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games Village, now transformed into an integrated, socially inclusive community with a mix of private and social housing and aged care facilities, called ‘Parkville Gardens’.

In the north of Parkville are Orygen Youth Health, the Melbourne Youth Justice Centre and a light industrial and manufacturing area that forms part of the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct.

Parkville in the City of Melbourne

map of Parkville

Features of Parkville

Buildings

Population: Residential 7,400; number of businesses 410.

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) 31; youth (12-25 years) 45%.

People infographics

Residents: Older (60+ years) 15%; born overseas 38%.

Language infographics

Residents: Main overseas country of birth: China 7%; speaks a language other than English (LOTE) at home 30%.

Learning infographics

Residents: Main non-English language spoken: Mandarin 9%; attending a tertiary education institution 40%.

Work infographics

Residents: Main occupation - professionals 49%; main work travel method: Car as Driver 26%.

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 1,989; average household size (persons) 2.3; weekly household income (median) $1,973.

Money infographics

Households: Low income households (less than $650 p.w.) 16%; high income households (more than $2,500 p.w.) 24%.

Living infographics

Households: Family households 48%; lone person households 31%.

House infographics

Households: Renting 64%; living in a flat or apartment 62%.

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: Health Care and Social Assistance 20,600 67.2%; Education and Training 4,484 14.6%; Business Services 1,542 5%.

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 14,452 47.1%; part time 10,786 35.2%.

Calendar infographics

Jobs by status: Casual 4,447 14.5%; contract 986 3.2%.

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 1.2%; Residential Accommodation 2.8%; Parking - Commercial and Private 4.1%.

Entertainment infographics

Land use: Public Open Space 27%; Sports and Recreation - Outdoor 13.8%; Indoor Entertainment 0.5%.

Entertainment infographics

Land use: Retail 0.2%; Commercial Accommodation 0.2%; Educational Research 6.7%.

Entertainment infographics

Land use: Storage/Wholesale 0%; Performances, Conferences, Ceremonies 0.2%.

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 3; Residential dwellings 8; Student accommodation 25; Hotel/serviced apartments 0.

Building infographics

Development activity: Developments 2; Residential dwellings 313; Student accommodation 0; Hotel/serviced apartments 0.

Building infographics

Development activity: Office space 1,455; Retail space 203.

Building infographics

Development activity: Office space 0; Retail space 0.

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 Parkville

Community Facilities and Local Amenities (list not exhaustive)
  • Bambini Early Learning Centre
  • Penguine Childcare Parkville
  • Thinking Kids Childrens Centre
  • Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
  • The Florey
  • The University of Melbourne
  • University High School
  • The Ian Potter Museum of Art
  • Parkville Medical Centre
  • Francis Perry House
  • Melbourne Private Hospital
  • Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute
  • Royal Women’s Hospital Foundation Limited
  • The Royal Children’s Hospital
  • The Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Barring Walk
  • Clunies Ross Reserve
  • Manchester Lane Common Reserve
  • Cade Way Common Reserve
  • Hardy Reserve
  • Levers Reserve
  • Garrard Street Park
  • Carrangall Place Park
  • Park Street Reserve
  • Parkville Gardens
  • Plantation Reserve
  • Princes Park
  • Galada Avenue Reserve
  • Manningham Street Reserve
  • Royal Park
  • Trin Warren Tam-Boore
  • Melbourne Zoo
  • Carlton Football Club
  • Princes Park Sporting Grounds
  • State Netball & Hockey Centre
  • University Cricket Ground & Track
  • Royal Park Golf Course
  • Royal Park - Ryder Oval
  • Royal Park - Ransford Oval
  • Royal Park - McAlister Oval
  • Royal Park - Western Oval
  • Flemington Road Oval
  • Poplar Oval
  • Walker Fields
  • HG Smith Ovala
  • Royal Park Train Station
  • Tram routes 1, 6, 19, 58
  • Bus routes 505, 546, 951

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)

Council investments in Docklands

  • Cycle infrastructure - new bike lanes
  • Royal Park Tennis Club - realignment and resurfacing of three courts
  • Princes Hill Tennis Club - resurfacing of two courts and reconstruction of two courts

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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