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Woodville Ward
About the profile areas

The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Woodville Ward is 15,880, with a population density of 16.96 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Woodville Ward is bounded by Grand Junction Road in the north, Hanson Road, First Avenue, Hassell Street, Goodall Avenue, Torrens Road, David Terrace and Kilkenny Road in the east, Port Road and Old Port Road in the south, and the City of Port Adelaide Enfield, Hennessy Terrace and Addison Road in the west.

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 was relatively stable during the 1990s, and then increased slightly between 2001 and 2011 as new dwellings were 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

Woodville Ward is an established residential and industrial area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Cento Arndale Shopping Centre, Cheltenham Open Space, Cheltenham Park, Fawk Reserve, Norman Reserve, Pennington Oval, Pennington Reserve, Railway Reserve, Rowley Reserve, Sinclair Square, Sparrow Reserve, St Clair Reserve, The Avenue Reserve, Woodville Town Hall, Woodville North Hall, Murree Smith Hall, Cheltenham Cemetery and numerous schools.

Included areas

Woodville Ward encompasses the suburbs of Athol Park, Cheltenham, Pennington, St Clair, Woodville, Woodville North and Woodville Park, and part of the suburb of Kilkenny.