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Kew & Surrounding

Kew is one of Melbourne's most affluent quarters, and is just 7.1 kilometres from Melbourne's CBD and bordered by Balwyn, Alphington, Fairfield, Abbotsford and Richmond. It has some of the highest residential resale values and is considered one of the most secluded, safe and green areas in the state of Victoria.

Kew's residences are generally larger than those in the neighbouring suburbs, dating from the late 1800s. As a consequence, Kew has an old-fashioned village atmosphere that is unrivalled in Melbourne.



All Private Dwellings - 10,314
Average People Per Household: 2.6
Median Weekly Household income: $2,205 Median Monthly Mortgage Repayments: $2,500 Median Weekly Rent: $438
Average Motor Vehicles Per Dwelling: 1.7

People - 24,725
Male: 47.70%
Female: 52.30%
Median Age: 39

Families - 6,166
Average Children Per Family
For Families with Children: 1.9
For All Families: 0.8

Kew has 24,605 residents as of the 2016 Census. 64.80% of Kew's population was born in Australia. China 5.90%, England 2.90%, Malaysia 1.90%, India 1.80% and Vietnam 1%. At home, English was spoken by 68.4% of the population. Mandarin 7.4%, Greek 2.9%, Cantonese 2.7%, Italian 1.9%and Vietnamese 1.7 were other languages spoken at home among respondents who spoke more than one language at home (not all speakers). The proportion of people reporting no religion.



Despite its distance from the city, Kew is well connected, with numerous tram and bus routes passing through it. In addition, the Eastern Freeway runs along its southern edge, providing quick and convenient access to the city centre.

Kew has implemented sustainable transport planning to improve bus, train, and tram services for local passengers. The beautiful Yarra River journey may be enjoyed by pedestrians and cyclists who prefer to avoid congested streets.


Kew is home to numerous parks and reserves, including Studley Park, Yarra Bend Park, and Alexandra Gardens. The area is also home to a variety of schools, including Kew Primary School, Xavier College, and Trinity Grammar School.

In addition, Kew also has a variety of cafés, restaurants, and businesses, as well as the Kew Library and the Ian Potter Museum of Art. Kew is a desirable area in Melbourne for a variety of reasons. It has close proximity to important locations, high-quality local services, and a safe and secure environment. If you're searching for a place to call home, Kew should be at the top of your list.

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