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Hampton Activity Centre

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Hampton Activity Centre is 2,497, with a population density of 39.51 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

The Hampton Activity Centre is bounded by Hampton Street and South Road in the north, generally by Littlewood Street, Mills Street, Willis Street, Alexander Street and Gillies Street in the east, the railway line and Alicia Street in the south, and Beach Road, Orlando Street, Grenville Street, Exon Street and Holyrood Street in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1840s, with land used mainly for market gardens. Population was minimal until the 1880s, spurred by the extension of the railway line in 1887. Residential and commercial growth took place during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Substantial development occurred during the 1930s as market gardens were subdivided. The population increased slightly between 1991 and 2006 as new dwellings were added to the area, and then declined slightly between 2006 and 2011.

Land use

The Hampton Activity Centre is an established mixed use area, with residential, retail and office land use.

Major features

Major features of the area include the Hampton Street retail and commercial area, Linacre Private Hospital, Alexander Park, Triangle Gardens and the Hampton railway station.

Included areas

The Hampton Activity Centre encompasses part of the suburb of Hampton.