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South West Corner

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for South West Corner is 1,672, with a population density of 34.14 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

South West Corner is bounded by Grote Street in the north, Morphett Street, Wright Street, Whitmore Street and Morphett Street in the east, South Terrace in the south, and West Terrace 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 from the early 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area and the average number of persons living in each dwelling increased.

Land use

The South West Corner comprises a mixture of residential areas combined with manufacturing and retailing uses. High quality residential areas are characterised by Hill Street, with its large houses set on generous grounds, Whitmore Square and the medium density Trades Hall precinct. The Western Service Precinct, focussed on West Terrace, includes service and manufacturing industries as well as bulky goods retailing. West Terrace acts as the major western gateway to the city.

Major features

Major features of the area include Whitmore Square and Sturt Street Community School.

Included areas

South West Corner is the central south-western part of the suburb of Adelaide.