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Meadows and District

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Meadows and District is 1,759, with a population density of 0.21 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Meadows & District is bounded by Razorback Road, Battunga Road and a line through to Hack Range Road in the north, Hack Range Road, Whites Road, a line through and along Macclesfield Road, and a line generally through to Waterfall Road in the east, the Alexandrina Council area in the south, and the City of Onkaparinga in the west.

Name origin

Meadows is named after The Meadows Special Survey of 1839.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1839, with land used mainly for timber-getting and farming. Growth took place from the 1850s into the late 1800s. The population increased during the 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area. The population fluctuated slightly between 2001 and 2011, due to small changes in dwelling stock and the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Meadows & District encompasses the small township of Meadows and surrounding rural-residential areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Meadows Recreation Grounds, Prospect Hill Recreation Grounds and one school.

Included areas

Meadows & District includes the locality of Meadows, and the District Council of Mount Barker parts of the localities of Bull Creek, Kangarilla, Kuitpo, Paris Creek and Prospect Hill. Parts of the localities of Bull Creek, Paris Creek and Prospect Hill are located in the Alexandrina Council area, part of the locality of Kangarilla is located in the City of Onkaparinga, and parts of the locality of Kuitpo are located in the Alexandrina Council area and the City of Onkaparinga.