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Henley Ward

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Henley Ward is 14,281, with a population density of 23.06 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Henley Ward is bounded by Grange Road in the north, Buckingham Avenue, Marlborough Street and Tapleys Hill Road in the east, the waterway and the City of West Torrens in the south, and Gulf St Vincent in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1830s, with land used mainly for farming and market gardening. 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. In the 1930s the reed beds were drained and a new ocean outlet for the River Torrens was constructed. Significant residential development occurred in the post-war years, particularly during the 1950s and 1960s. The population generally increased slightly from the mid 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Henley Ward is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Henley Beach, Henley Beach South, West Beach, Western Hospital, Henley Beach Town Hall, the River Torrens, A D Whiteford Reserve, Barratt Reserve, Cheadle Reserve, Fleetwood Reserve, Halsey Reserve, Harold & Cynthia Anderson Reserve, Henley Memorial Oval, Henley Square, Johns Reserve, Nancy Fischer Reserve, Newlands Reserve, Sunningdale Reserve, Syd Knight Reserve, Toledo Reserve and numerous schools.

Included areas

Henley Ward encompasses the suburbs of Henley Beach and Henley Beach South, the City of Charles Sturt part of the suburb of West Beach, and part of the suburb of Fulham Gardens.