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South East Overlay

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for South East Overlay is 5,319, with a population density of 40.58 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

South East Overlay is bounded by Wakefield Street in the north, East Terrace in the east, South Terrace in the south, and King William 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. The population increased from the early 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area, with the most rapid growth between 2001 and 2006.

Land use

South East Overlay is a predominantly residential area, with institutional, office and commercial uses in the north.

Major features

Major features of the area include St Andrew’s Hospital, Parkwynd Private Hospital, Hurtle Square, Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga, National Archives of Australia, Pulteney Grammar School, St Aloysius College and Gilles Street Primary School.

Included areas

South East Overlay includes part of the south-eastern section of the suburb of Adelaide.