The size of Pakenham is approximately 85.9 square kilometres. It has 209 parks covering nearly 2.9% of total area. The population of Pakenham in 2011 was 33,998 people. By 2016 the population was 46,408 showing a population growth of 36.5% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Pakenham is 0-9 years. Households in Pakenham are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2399 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Pakenham work in a trades occupation. In 2011, 67.6% of the homes in Pakenham were owner-occupied compared with 65% in 2016. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $565,000.