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Pakenham Suburb Profile

Is Pakenham a good suburb? Find out in our suburb review for Pakenham, VIC 3810, including the latest median house price, suburb population and more.

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Pakenham, located in Melbourne’s south-east, is a suburb poised for substantial growth and development in the coming years. With a rich history and a promising future, Pakenham offers a diverse range of amenities and opportunities for its residents.

Pakenham has experienced remarkable growth in recent years, transforming from a relatively small community into a thriving suburb. With a population that has steadily increased, the suburb is expected to continue its upward trajectory, making it one of the strongest growth areas in the greater Melbourne region.

Key Statistics:

  • Post Code: 3810
  • Local Government: Cardinia Shire Council
  • Land Area: 85.82 km²
  • Freestanding houses: 86.4%
  • Medium density housing: 12.7%
  • High density housing: 0.6%


Demographic Highlights

Pakenham Greater Melbourne
Median Age 33 37
Median weekly household income $1,664 $1,901
Households with mortgage 46.3% 37.1%
Households renting 30.8% 30.2%
Family households 75.6% 70.9%
Couples with children 48.0% 47.8%
Persons born overseas 48.8% 40.1%
University qualification 17.9% 32.8%
Trade qualification 20.6% 12.4%
Unemployment rate 5.3% 5.3%
Demographic Data Source - ABS Census 2021
Median house and rental prices current as at September 2023

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Frequently Asked Questions

Pakenham is a suburb located in the southern region of Victoria. Positioned approximately 56 kilometres southeast of Melbourne’s central business district, Pakenham is part of the Shire of Cardinia local government area and Greater Melbourne.

Pakenham is situated approximately 56 kilometres southeast of the Melbourne Central Business District (CBD). The suburb’s location places it within a reasonable commuting distance, with travel times approximately 45 minutes by car, subject to traffic conditions.