Kensington is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 4 km north-west from Melbourne’s Central Business District. Its Local Government Area is the City of Melbourne. At the 2011 Census, Kensington had a population of 9,719.
Kensington was once home to one of Victoria’s major abbatoirs and livestock saleyards, as well as an army ordnance depot and has a strong working-class history. The stock yards ceased operation in 1984. These areas have experienced significant urban renewal since the 1970s and while it retains some industrial sections, Kensington is now a primarily residential suburb in nature.
Kensington was named after Kensington in London.