Suburb by suburb snapshot Kennington
Kennington is approximately four square kilometres and has nine parks covering nearly 16.2 per cent of total area.
The population in 2016 was 5649 and by the 2021 Census had grown to 5880 showing an increase of just less than 4.1 per cent in the area during that time.
In 1909 the area was populated by settlers on small holdings, and several of their children were three kilometres or more from a school so two years later a school was opened and named Kennington, possibly after Kennington, near Canterbury in England.
Kennington was an outlying locality with a post office, hotel, school, public hall and recreation reserve in the 1950s.
There were also St Aidan’s Convent and Orphanage, and two reservoirs at Grassy Flat close to the school.
The gradual urban expansion of Bendigo placed Kennington within easy reach of a drive-in cinema, next to the orphanage, in about 1958.
In the same year, the Catholic St Therese’s church was opened, the main unit of the Parish of Kennington, Axedale and Axe Creek created the year before.
Kennington was in the area administered by Strathfieldsaye Shire which transferred its offices to Condon Street near the reservoir in 1972.
Later the Shire council began development of the Strath shopping centre, which opened in 1988.
A Kennington Reservoir campaign group was recognised as an advisory committee in 1979, and later boosted by the addition of the Friends of Kennington Reservoir in 1992.
CoreLogic data indicates that the predominant age group in Kennington is 20-29 years with households being primarily childless couples likely to be repaying on average $1400 per month on mortgages.
In general, people in Kennington work in a professional occupation.
Kennington was in the area administered by Strathfieldsaye shire which transferred its offices to Condon Street near the reservoir in 1972.
Median age: 42
5-year population change: 4.1%
House median value: $584,000
Change in Median Price: (5yrs) is 68.4%
Median asking rent per week: $440
Average length of ownership: 12 years
Owner occupiers: 61%
House median sale price:
June 2023: $615,000
June 2022: $580,000
June 2021: $441,000
June 2020: $392,500
June 2019: $367,000
House sales per annum:
Period ending June 2023: 70
Period ending June 2022: 103
Land median sale price:
June 2023: N/A
June 2022: N/A
Land sales per annum:
Period ending June 2023: 3
Period ending June 2022: 4