Smeaton is a rural town in the state of Victoria,
Australia near the town of Creswick. At the 2011
census, Smeaton had a population of 279.
The 2011 Commonwealth census found that of the
279 population, 141 were men, 138 were women
and the median average age was 49. A
breakdown of resident heritage in Smeaton
showed that 28.3% claimed Australian heritage,
28.3 English heritage, 11.9% Scottish, 11% Irish and
5% Italian. However, of those, 89% were born in
Australia and 3% in England.
Smeaton is now home to 2 large seed and grain
processors, one of which is a very large exporter
of value added pulses, grains and seeds and is
currently building a new oat mill to process an
additional 60,000 tonne of oats a year.