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CAD East

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for CAD East is 2,959, with a population density of 30.59 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

CAD East is bounded by North Terrace in the north, East Terrace in the east, Wakefield Street in the south, and King William Street in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1836. Population was minimal until the 1870s. Rapid development took place in the late 1800s, continuing into the early 1900s. The population declined from the late 1940s, with gradual growth from the 1970s. The population increased substantially from the early 1990s, with rapid growth from the mid 1990s. The population increased more than six-fold between 1996 and 2011 as large numbers of new dwellings were added to the area, particularly high-density housing.

Land use

CAD East comprises a diverse range of uses and includes the retail heart of Adelaide, comprising Rundle Mall – Adelaide’s principal shopping, leisure and gathering place. CAD East also includes high quality office areas such as the King William Street commercial spine, Exchange Place and Hindmarsh Square. These areas focus on financial, commercial and business services and civic, judicial and administrative uses. Other areas within CAD East include the south side of North Terrace with its many cultural and religious organisations, and the East End which features a combination of restaurants, bars and residential uses.

Major features

Major features of the area include Rundle Mall, numerous other retail centres and commercial areas (including Adelaide Arcade, Adelaide Central Plaza, Centrepoint, Charles Street Plaza, Citi Centre Arcade, Myer Centre and Southern Cross Arcade), Adelaide Town Hall, Hindmarsh Square, Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga, The University of Adelaide (North Terrace Campus), Royal Adelaide Hospital Chest Clinic, Calvary Wakefield Hospital and Christian Brothers College.

Included areas

CAD East is the central eastern part of the suburb of Adelaide.