About the City of Kingston
Situated about 15 km from Melbourne City Centre and to the south east of Melbourne city stands the City of Kingston. Named after the King brothers, the total land area of the City of Kingston is 9,131 hectares. The population was 156,754 according to 2016 census.
The northern boundaries of the City of Kingston are marked by the City of Glen Eira and City of Monash while Port Phillip Bay occupies the western boundary. Blessed with plenty of open spaces and greenery, about 46% of Kingston is devoted to residential areas. Horticulture and quarrying activities abound the eastern and central part of Kingston.
Known for the famous stretches of the beaches along the Port Philip Bay, Kingston is well connected with the Nepean Highway and Mornington Peninsula Freeway. Cultural diversity adds to the charm of Kingston with about 30% from foreign origins and 22 % from non-English speaking communities.
Beautiful golf courses and playgrounds dot the landscape in Kingston which is also home to more than hundred sports and recreation facilities. With a gross regional product totalling $9,775 million, the per capita GRP stands at $68,635. The manufacturing sector accounts for a majority of exports, followed
by trade. Kingston contributes 4.30% to the total of $582.536 billion output in Melbourne.