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Hawthorndene - Upper Sturt

About the profile areas

The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Hawthorndene - Upper Sturt is 3,536, with a population density of 4.52 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Hawthorndene - Upper Sturt is bounded by Huntingdon Drive, Hawthorndene Drive and Upper Sturt Road in the north, Pole Road in the east, the Sturt River in the south, and Turners Avenue, Main Road and the railway line in the west.

Name origin

Hawthorndene is thought to be named after the hawthorn bushes growing along the Minnow Creek, or possibly after the Hawthorn Maze in Belair National Park. Upper Sturt is named after the Sturt River, which was named after Captain Charles Sturt.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1840s. Growth was minimal until the late 1800s, with expansion continuing in the early 1900s, particularly during the 1920s. Development continued during the post-war years. The population generally declined slightly from the early 1990s, a result of little change in dwelling stock and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Hawthorndene - Upper Sturt is a residential and rural area, with rural areas located mainly in the east.

Major features

Major features of the area include Blackwood Forest Reserve, Archibald Reserve, Hawthorndene Oval, Hawthorndene Reserve, Suffolk Road Reserve, Upper Sturt Reserve and one school.

Included areas

Part of the locality of Upper Sturt is located in the Adelaide Hills Council area.