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Kensington Gardens

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Kensington Gardens is 2,578, with a population density of 23.32 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Kensington Gardens is bounded by Magill Road in the north, a line running north-south to the east of Fort Avenue and Brigalow Avenue in the east, Kensington Road in the south, and Glynburn Road in the west.

Name origin

Kensington Gardens is named after the suburb of Kensington in London.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1840s, with land used mainly for farming. Growth was minimal until the late 1800s. Expansion continued during the early 1900s. The population and dwelling stock increased marginally from the early 1990s.

Land use

Kensington Gardens is an established residential area, with commercial areas along Magill Road.

Major features

Major features of the area include Kensington Gardens Reserve, Burnside Adventure Park, Col Waite Oval, Ford Oval and Parkinson Oval.

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