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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Glenalta is 1,998, with a population density of 17.05 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Glenalta is bounded by Laffers Road in the north, Upper Sturt Road in the east, Hawthorndene Drive in the south, and the railway line in the west.

Name origin

Glenalta is named from the words "Glen", meaning "valley" and "Alta", meaning "high".

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1840s. Population was minimal until the late 1800s. Significant development did not occur until the post-war years, with rapid growth during the 1950s and 1960s. The population declined slightly between 1991 and 2006, a result of little change in dwelling stock and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling. The population and dwelling stock then increased slightly between 2006 and 2011.

Land use

Glenalta is a predominantly residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Dunns Reserve, Sherwood Reserve and Minnow Reserve.