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About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Kingswood is 2,385, with a population density of 23.26 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Kingswood is bounded by Cross Road in the north, Urrbrae Agricultural High School, Unley High School and Smith Dorrien Street in the east, Princes Road in the south, and Belair Road in the west.

Name origin

Kingswood is named after a place in Gloucestershire, England.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1840s, with land used mainly for farming. Growth was minimal until the 1870s when the southern part was developed. Further growth took place in the early 1900s, particularly in the northern part. Expansion continued during the 1950s. The population and dwelling stock were relatively stable between 1991 and 2006. The population declined slightly between 2006 and 2011, a result of little change in dwelling stock and a decline in dwelling occupancy rates.

Land use

Kingswood is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Kingswood Oval, Balham Avenue Reserve and several schools.