Overview of South Yarra

South Yarra is located to the south of the Yarra River Birrarung and the east of St Kilda Road. South Yarra to the west of Punt Road is within the City of Melbourne and includes significant open spaces, heritage buildings, leafy residential streets, and The Alfred Hospital. To the east of Punt Road is within the City of Stonnington.

Fawkner Park is the major open space in South Yarra and includes tennis courts, grassed areas, pavilions and barbecues providing a variety of sporting and recreation opportunities for visitors and local residents.

The Domain Road shopping centre provides a mix of convenience stores, restaurants and cafes for local residents and visitors. St Kilda Road is a grand, tree lined boulevard leading into the central city.

The Domain Parklands are within South Yarra and comprise nearly 123 hectares of some of Melbourne’s most beautiful parks and gardens, including the Royal Botanic Gardens, Shrine of Remembrance, Sidney Myer Music Bowl and the Kings Domain.

South Yarra in the City of Melbourne

Features of South Yarra

Buildings

Population: Residential 6,093; number of businesses 349.

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) 39; youth (12-25 years) 17%.

People infographics

Residents: Older (60+ years) 25%; born overseas 31%.

Language infographics

Residents: Main overseas country of birth: England 6%; speaks a language other than English (LOTE) at home 18%.

Learning infographics

Residents: Main non-English language spoken: Mandarin 3%; attending a tertiary education institution 9%.

Work infographics

Residents: Main occupation - professionals 49%; main work travel method: Car as a driver 32%.

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 2,728; average household size (persons) 1.9; weekly household income (median) $2,058.

Money infographics

Households: Low income households (less than $650 p.w.) 10%; high income households (more than $2,500 p.w.) 33%.

Living infographics

Households: Family households 50%; lone person households 42%.

House infographics

Households: Renting 54%; living in a flat or apartment 82%.

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 6,408 33.2%; Business Services 4,632 24%; Education and Training 2,554 13.2%.

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)

Calendar infographics

Jobs by status: Full time 11,621 60.2%; part time 4,928 25.5%.

Calendar infographics

Jobs by status: Casual 2,328 12.1%; contract 412 2.1%.

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 4.1%; Residential Accommodation 11.8%; Parking - Commercial and Private 5.3%.

Entertainment infographics

Land use: Public Open Space 41.6%; Sports and Recreation - Outdoor 0.3%; Indoor Entertainment 0.6%.

Entertainment infographics

Land use: Retail 0%; Commercial Accommodation 0%; Educational/Research 4.4%.

Entertainment infographics

Land use: Storage/Wholesale 0.3%; Performances, Conferences, Ceremonies 0.3%.

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 2; Residential dwellings 47; Student accommodation 0; Hotel/serviced apartments 0.

Building infographics

Development activity: Developments 7; Residential dwellings 203; Student accommodation 0; Hotel/serviced apartments 133.

Building infographics

Development activity: Office space 0; Retail space 0.

Building infographics

Development activity: Office space 131; Retail space 124.

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 South Yarra

Community Facilities and Local Amenities (list not exhaustive)
  • Alfred Child Care Centre
  • Fawkner Park Children’s Centre & Kindergarten
  • Monash University
  • Christ Church Grammar School
  • South Yarra Primary School
  • Melbourne Girls Grammar School
  • Wesley College
  • Victorian Deaf Institute (Technical and vocational education and training)
  • South Yarra Neighbourhood Centre
  • South Yarra Senior Citizens Centre
  • La Trobe’s Cottage
  • Shrine of Remembrance
  • Sidney Myer Music Bowl
  • La Trobe’s Cottage
  • Alfred Hospital
  • Alfred Health
  • Ramsay Health Care
  • Medi 7
  • Modern Medical St Kilda Road
  • St Kilda Road Doctors
  • King’s Domain Park
  • Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Alexandra Gardens
  • Alexandra Park
  • Boathouse Drive Common Space
  • Golden Elm Reserve
  • Linlithgow Memorial Reserve
  • River Bank Reserve
  • Shrine of Remembrance Reserve
  • Toorak and St Kilda Road Reserve
  • Riverside Skate Park
  • Fawkner Park
  • Banks Rowing Club inc
  • Melbourne Grammar School Boatsheds
  • Melbourne Rowing Club
  • Richmond Rowing club
  • Yarra Yarra Rowing Club
  • Fawkner Park Tennis Centre
  • Melbourne University Boat Club
  • Mercantile Rowing Club
  • Bus routes 216, 219, 220, 246, 605
  • Tram routes 3, 5, 6, 16, 58, 64, 67, 72

Council investments in South Yarra

  • Fawkner Park - upgrade of community sports northern pavilion
  • Fawkner Park master plan implementation - lighting upgrade
  • Cycle infrastructure - new bike lanes

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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