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South East Corner

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for South East Corner is 3,834, with a population density of 45.76 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

South East Corner is bounded by Wakefield Street in the north, East Terrace in the east, South Terrace in the south, and Pulteney 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 gradually from the early 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area, particularly high and medium density housing.

Land use

South East Corner is predominantly residential in nature, while also being home to a large number of health and commercial facilities. The area is home to some of Adelaide’s most historic and attractive residential areas, such as East Terrace and the St Johns area. The northern areas of the South East Corner have a more commercial flavour, particularly in the major thoroughfares such as Wakefield, Pulteney and Hutt Streets.

Major features

Major features of the area include St Andrew’s Hospital, Parkwynd Private Hospital and Hurtle Square.

Included areas

South East Corner is the central south-eastern part of the suburb of Adelaide.