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Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair is 8,300, with a population density of 20.50 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair is bounded by Torrens Road in the north, David Terrace and Kilkenny Road in the east, Port Road in the south, and Earle Avenue, Fifth Avenue, Alberton Oval, Seventh Avenue, Brougham Place and Durham Terrace in the west.

Name origin

Cheltenham is named after a town in Gloustershire, London.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1840s, with land used mainly for dairy farming. Growth took place during the 1870s and 1880s as land was subdivided. More substantial development occurred during the interwar period, and again during the post-war years. The population declined slightly during the 1990s, and then increased slightly between 2001 and 2011, a result of new dwellings being added to the area. Growth is expected in the future from the St Clair housing development on the former Cheltenham Park Racecourse, south of Torrens Road and west of Cheltenham Parade.

Land use

Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair is an established residential and industrial area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Cheltenham Open Space, Cheltenham Park, Norman Reserve, Rowley Reserve, St Clair Reserve, Woodville Town Hall, Murree Smith Hall, Cheltenham Cemetery and several schools.