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Hills Region

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Hills Region is 23,771, with a population density of 6.11 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Hills Region is bounded by the suburbs of Lynton and Torrens Park, the southern edge of Randell Park, the localities of Brown Hill Creek and Crafers West and Sheoak Road in the north, the eastern edge of Belair National Park and Pole Road in the east, the Sturt River in the south and the suburb of Bedford Park, a line running continuous of Bellevue Drive, Bellevue Drive, the suburbs of St Marys and Pasadena, the northern edge of Watiparinga Reserve and the railway line in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1830s, with land used mainly for farming, agistment, timber-cutting, orcharding and health institutions. Growth was minimal until the 1880s, with expansion continuing into the early 1900s, particularly during the 1920s. Significant post-war growth took place in areas such as Blackwood, Coromandel Valley and Glenalta, from the 1950s into the 1970s. The area includes the new residential estate of Craigburn Farm, which developed from the late 1990s. The population increased marginally from the mid 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area, particularly in Craigburn Farm.

Land use

Hills Region is a residential, rural and parkland area.

Major features

Major features of the Region include Belair National Park, Sturt Gorge Recreation Park, Wittunga Botanic Garden, Watiparinga Reserve, Shepherds Hill Recreation Park, Belair Park Country Club & Golf Course, Hewett Sports Ground, Blackwood District Centre and numerous schools.

Included areas

Hills Region includes the suburbs and localities of Belair (part), Bellevue Heights, Blackwood, Coromandel Valley (part), Craigburn Farm, Eden Hills, Glenalta, Hawthorndene and Upper Sturt (part).