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City South

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for City South is 3,322, with a population density of 35.72 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

City South is bounded by Grote Street and Wakefield Street in the north, Pulteney Street in the east, South Terrace in the south, and Morphett Street, Whitmore Street, Wright Street and Morphett Street in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1836. Growth was gradual 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. Rapid growth took place from the mid 1990s, with the population almost doubling between 1996 and 2006 as large numbers of new dwellings were added to the area. Population growth slowed between 2006 and 2011 as fewer new dwellings were constructed.

Land use

City South covers a diverse range of uses from Victoria Square in the north, with its focus on judicial and administrative services, to the residential areas in the south. City South also includes the legal precinct with its range of commercial and professional services, legal offices and apartments and the Central Market. Hurtle Square provides a focal point for residential development in the south of the city, with a mixture of residential densities. The southern part of City South also includes South Terrace, one of the major entry points to the city, characterised by hotel accommodation.

Major features

Major features of the area include Adelaide Central Market, Market Plaza, Hurtle Square, Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga, National Archives of Australia, Pulteney Grammar School, Eynesbury College (Coglin Street Campus), St Aloysius College and Gilles Street Primary School.

Included areas

City South is the central southern part of the suburb of Adelaide.