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Craigburn Farm - Coromandel Valley

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Craigburn Farm - Coromandel Valley is 3,740, with a population density of 7.67 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Craigburn Farm - Coromandel Valley is bounded by Craigburn Road, Trevor Terrace, Cumming Street, Coromandel Parade, Plymouth Avenue and Turners Avenue in the north, the suburb of Hawthorndene in the east, the Sturt River in the south, and the suburb of Bellevue Heights in the west.

Name origin

Craigburn Farm is named after an original property in the area. Coromandel Valley is named after the ship Coromandel, from which some crew fled in 1837 to settle in the Mitcham hinterland.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1830s, with land used mainly for farming, timber-cutting and orcharding. Growth was minimal until the 1880s, with some development in the 1920s. Rapid growth took place from the late 1950s into the early 1970s, particularly in Coromandel Valley. Craigburn Farm is a relatively new residential estate, which developed from the late 1990s. Rapid growth took place from the mid 1990s, with the population more than doubling between 1996 and 2011 as large numbers of new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Craigburn Farm - Coromandel Valley is a residential and rural area, with recent growth in the northern part of Craigburn Farm.

Major features

Major features of the area include Sturt Gorge Recreation Park, Frank Smith Park, Jackson Reserve, McTaggart Reserve, Woodlake Reserve and two schools.

Included areas

Part of the suburb of Coromandel Valley is located in the City of Onkaparinga.