Suburb by suburb snapshot – Strathfieldsaye

January 22, 2022 BY

Strathfieldsaye Shire Hall.

The size of Strathfieldsaye is approximately 30.1 square kilometres, it has three parks covering nearly 0.6 per cent of total area.

The population of Strathfieldsaye in 2011 was 4647 people and by the 2016 Census the population was 5430 showing significant growth of 16.8 per cent in the area during that time.

Strath is a rural/residential town 10 kilometres south-east of Bendigo situated on Sheepwash Creek, which is fed by run-off from forested ridges with relatively impermeable soils.

The creek is consequently subject to rushes of water and is a cause of flooding.

Strathfieldsaye was thought to be named after the Hampshire estate awarded to the Duke of Wellington in 1817.

It also inspired the name of Strathfieldsaye Shire, the shire hall (1869) was beside the Duke of Wellington Hotel at Strathfieldsaye until a new hall and offices were built closer to Bendigo in the 1970s.

This three-bedroom Strathfieldsaye home built in 2004 sold recently for $640,000.

Good agricultural land was found along the Sheepwash and Emu creeks and was used for dairying, vineyards, fruit and vegetable growing for the Bendigo markets.

By the 1970s, however, rural and residential subdivisions encroached on Strathfieldsaye, taking advantage of the attractive landscape at the confluence of the Emu and Sheepwash creeks.

CoreLogic data indicates that the predominant age group in Strathfieldsaye is 0-9 years with households being primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying $1800 – $2399 per month on mortgages.

In general, people in Strathfieldsaye work in a professional occupation.

In 2011, 87.9 per cent of the homes in Strathfieldsaye were owner-occupied compared with 84.3 per cent in 2016.



A school was opened in the old shire hall in 1873, and a permanent school building was provided two years later.


Population: 5430

Male: 47.6%

Female: 52.4%

Median age: 38

5-year population change: 16.8%

House median value: $714,000

Change in Median Price: (5yrs) is 45.3%

Median asking rent per week: $460

Average length of ownership: 8 years

Owner occupiers:86%

Renters: 14%


House median sale price:

September 2021: $610,000

September 2020: $520,000

September 2019: $457,500

September 2018: $452,000

September 2017: $455,000


House sales per annum:

Period ending September 2021: 123

Period ending September 2020: 89


Land median sale price:

September 2021: $223,250

September 2020: $176,000


Land sales per annum:

Period ending September 2021: 16

Period ending September 2020: 76