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Grange - Henley Beach

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Grange - Henley Beach is 12,254, with a population density of 19.44 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Grange - Henley Beach is bounded by Military Road, Trimmer Parade, The Grange Golf Club and Brebner Drive in the north, Frederick Road and the suburb of Fulham Gardens in the east, Henley Beach Road in the south, and Gulf St Vincent in the west.

Name origin

Grange is named after Captain Sturt’s home “The Grange”. Henley Beach is named after Henley-on-Thames in England.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1840s, with land used mainly for farming. Population was minimal until the 1870s when land was subdivided. Growth continued throughout the late 1800s and early 1900s, aided by the opening of the railway line. Significant development occurred from the 1950s. The population fluctuated slightly between 1991 and 2011, a result of small additions to the dwelling stock, particularly medium density dwellings, but a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Grange - Henley Beach is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include The Grange Golf Club, Charles Sturt Museum (The Grange - Captain Sturt’s Cottage), Grange Beach, Henley Beach, Western Hospital, Grange Recreation Reserve, Caddy Reserve, Fleetwood Reserve, Henley Memorial Oval, Henley Square, Johns Reserve, Kircaldy Park, Leason Street Reserve, Lines Reserve, Nash Reserve, Pine Lodge Reserve, Sierra Reserve, Syd Knight Reserve, Henley Beach Town Hall and numerous schools.