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Semaphore Park
About the profile areas

The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Semaphore Park is 4,428, with a population density of 21.02 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Semaphore Park is bounded by Bower Road in the north, Boating Lake, a line running continuous of Recreation Parade and Recreation Parade in the east, Sansom Road, Dunstone Road, Edwin Street, Military Road and Mirani Court in the south, and Gulf St Vincent in the west.

Name origin

Semaphore Park is named for the area south of Semaphore, which was named to describe to signal station in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, although population was minimal until the 1880s. Growth took place during the late 1800s, and then again from the 1950s into the 1970s. The population declined slightly between 1991 and 2006, and then 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

Semaphore Park is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Semaphore Park Beach, Fort Glanville, Fort Glanville Conservation Park, Point Malcolm, Beachway Reserve, Point Malcolm Reserve, Boating Lake and one school.