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Torrens Park - Lynton

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Torrens Park - Lynton is 2,912, with a population density of 14.85 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Torrens Park - Lynton is bounded by Princes Road in the north, Muggs Hill Road, Blythewood Road, Old Belair Road, Anderson Avenue and the suburb of Mitcham in the east, the suburb of Belair and Belair Road in the south, and the railway line and Belair Road in the west.

Name origin

Torrens Park is named after Sir Robert Torrens, the third Premier of South Australia and instigator of the Torrens land title system. Lynton is thought to be named after a place in Devon, England.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1800s, with land used mainly for farming and timber-getting. Population was minimal until the early 1900s. Rapid growth took place from the 1920s through to the 1960s. The population and dwelling stock fluctuated slightly from the early 1990s.

Land use

Torrens Park - Lynton is a predominantly residential area, with a commercial area along Belair Road.

Major features

Major features of the area include Mitcham Square Shopping Centre and Scotch College Adelaide (Torrens Park Campus).