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Coromandel Valley

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Coromandel Valley is 2,980, with a population density of 3.53 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Coromandel Valley is bounded by the Sturt River in the north and west, the locality of Coromandel East in the east and Main Road, Spencer Court and Murrays Hill Road in the south.

Name origin

Coromandel Valley is named after the ship Coromandel, which arrived at Holdfast Bay in 1837.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1838, with land used mainly for farming, grazing, timber-cutting, market gardening and orcharding. Growth was minimal until the 1880s. Significant development did not occur until the post-war years, with rapid growth during the 1970s and 1980s. The population fluctuated slightly during the 1990s, and then increased slightly between 2001 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Coromandel Valley is a predominantly residential area, with some rural areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Frank Smith Park, Sandow Reserve, Weymouth Oval and Coromandel Community Centre.

Included areas

This area encompasses the City of Onkaparinga part of the suburb of Coromandel Valley. The remaining part of the suburb of Coromandel Valley is located in the City of Mitcham.