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Burnside - Stonyfell

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Burnside - Stonyfell is 4,327, with a population density of 14.43 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Burnside - Stonyfell is bounded by Rosalind Street, a line running continuous of Rosalind Street, Newland Road, a line running continuous of Newland Road, Hallett Road and Stonyfell Road in the north, Penfold Road, Clark Street, the suburb of Wattle Park and the Adelaide Hills Council area in the east, Waterfall Gully Road and McAllan Avenue in the south, and Glynburn Road in the west.

Name origin

Burnside is named after an early property in the area, which was named for its location adjacent to Second Creek (“burn” is a Scottish word for creek or stream). Stonyfell is named after an original property in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1839, with land used mainly for farming. Population was minimal until the 1870s when further subdivision occurred and a village developed. Growth took place in the late 1800s, aided by the extension of the tramline. The area remained largely rural until the early 1900s. Some subdivisions took place during the 1980s. The population was relatively stable during the 1990s, and then increased slightly between 2001 and 2006. The population was relatively stable between 2006 and 2011, a result of few new dwellings being added to the area and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Burnside - Stonyfell is a predominantly residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Stonyfell Winery, Alan E Cousin Reserve, Blue Gum Reserve, Elizabeth Reserve, Ferguson Park, Heatherbank Reserve, Hubbe Court Reserve, Ifould Reserve, Langman Recreation Reserve, Michael Perry Botanic Reserve, Moorcroft Court Reserve, Newland Park, Simpson Reserve, Stonyfell Quarry Reserve, Warland Reserve, Waterfall Terrace Reserve, Willowbridge Reserve, St Peters Girl’s School and one other school.