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The 2013 population for Avalon is 4,803, with a population density of 23.68 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Avalon is bounded by Percy Cameron Street and the Wingate Overbridge in the north, the railway line in the east, Lincoln Avenue, High Street and Fairway Drive in the south, and the Hutt River in the west.

Name origin

Avalon is named after an early estate in the area.

Settlement history

European settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for market gardening. Population was minimal until the early 1900s. Significant residential development occurred from the 1930s, and then during the 1960s and 1970s. The population increased slightly between 1996 and 2013 as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Avalon is an established residential and recreational area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Avalon Park, Riverside Oval, Avalon Park Miniature Railway, Avalon Film & Television Studios and several schools.

Included areas

This small area includes the suburbs of Avalon East and Avalon West.