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The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for St Marys is 2,901, with a population density of 15.84 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

St Marys is bounded by Daws Road in the north, Cashel Street and the suburb of Pasadena in the east, Mill Terrace and a line running continuous of Mill Terrace in the south, and Shepherds Hill Road and South Road in the west.

Name origin

St Marys is named after an Anglican church in the area, known at the time as St Marys-on-the-Sturt.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1830s, with land used mainly for farming. Significant development did not occur until the early 1900s, with rapid growth from the 1930s. The population increased slightly between 1996 and 2011, a result of an increased share of medium and high density housing.

Land use

St Marys is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include South Australia Women’s Memorial Playing Field, Shepherds Hill Recreation Park, Donald Street Reserve, Norman Street Reserve, Thurles Street Reserve, St Marys Park and one school.