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Grange Ward

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Grange Ward is 13,421, with a population density of 15.98 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Grange Ward is bounded by a line running east-west to the north of Estcourt Road and West Lakes Boulevard in the north, Tapleys Hill Road in the east, Grange Road in the south, and Gulf St Vincent in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1830s, 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 northern part of the area (West Lakes) was constructed in the 1970s on reclaimed swampland in the upper reaches of the Port River. 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 Ward is an established residential area, with substantial waterways and parklands, and a commercial area off West Lakes Boulevard.

Major features

Major features of the area include AAMI Stadium, Westfield West Lakes Shopping Centre, The Grange Golf Club, The Royal Adelaide Golf Club, Charles Sturt Museum (The Grange - Captain Sturt’s Cottage), Grange Beach, Tennyson Beach, Boating Lake, Bunker Reserve, Caddy Reserve, Carley Reserve, Grange Recreation Reserve, Inlet Reserve, Kircaldy Park, Leason Street Reserve, Lines Reserve, Nash Reserve, Pedlar Reserve, Pine Lodge Reserve, Raymond Reserve, Sierra Reserve, Wilford Reserve, Willcocks Reserve and several schools.

Included areas

Grange Ward encompasses the suburbs of Grange and Tennyson, and parts of the suburbs of Seaton and West Lakes.