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The 2013 population for Broadmeadows is 1,536, with a population density of 12.17 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Broadmeadows is bounded by the suburb of Johnsonville in the north, Burma Road and the railway line in the east, the suburb of Khandallah in the south, and the locality of Ohariu in the west.

Settlement history

Colonial settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for farming. Significant development did not occur until the 1950s, with rapid growth during the 1960s and 1970s. The population increased between 1996 and 2013, a result of new dwellings being added to the area and an increase in dwelling occupancy rates.

Land use

Broadmeadows includes residential areas in the east and hilly parkland in the west.

Included areas

This small area encompasses the suburb of Broadmeadows, and small parts of Khandallah and Ohariu.