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Mitcham is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 21 km east from Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Whitehorse. At the 2011 Census, Mitcham had a population of 14,811.HistoryMitcham was named after Mitcham Grove, a farm property that was owned by William Slater, who grew roses and herbs for perfumes and remedies. From its settlement in the 1860s, the Mitcham area was generally used for orchards, brickmaking and pottery. Mitcham Post Office opened on 1 June 1884.A Heatherdale Post Office opened in 1948 and closed in 1971. The Mitcham North Post Office opened in 1960.However, since the 1950s post war expansion, Mitcham has become a suburban area.DemographicsIn the 2011 census the population of Mitcham was 14,811, approximately 51.3% female and 48.7% male.The median/average age of the people in Mitcham is 38 years of age.68.6% of people living in the suburb of Mitcham were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.2% China, 3.2% England, 2.3% India, 1.6% Malaysia, 1.4% New Zealand, 1.2% Vietnam, 1.2% Italy, 0.9% Hong Kong, 0.7% Scotland, 0.6% Sri Lanka, 0.6% Germany, 0.5% Indonesia, 0.5% Cambodia, 0.5% South Africa.74.4% of people living in Mitcham speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.6% Mandarin, 3.8% Cantonese, 3.0% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.8% Italian, 1.5% Other, 1.0% Vietnamese, 0.8% Greek, 0.7% Punjabi, 0.7% Hindi.The religious makeup of Mitcham is 29.8% No religion, 22.6% Catholic, 10.8% Anglican, 7.1% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.0% Uniting Church, 4.0% Buddhism, 3.5% Baptist, 2.9% Christian, nfd, 2.2% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.0% Eastern Orthodox.Mitcham is in Whitehorse. When using our Australia trip itinerary maker site to make an itinerary online, Mitcham holidays come together around your tastes, interests, and requirements, with us taking care of the logistics.
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