City of OnkaparingaCommunity profile

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About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Hackham is 4,052, with a population density of 20.15 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Hackham is bounded by Doctors Road in the north, States Road and the locality of Onkaparinga Hills in the east, Piggott Range Road and Church Hill Road in the south and Main South Road in the west.

Name origin

Hackham is thought to be named after a place in Gloucestershire, England.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1850s, when the township was surveyed. Land was used mainly for farming, especially cereal crops. Significant development did not occur until the post-war years. Rapid residential growth took place in the 1960s and 1970s, as a southern extension of the Morphett Vale area. The population declined slightly during the 1990s, and then increased slightly between 2001 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area, including medium density housing.

Land use

Hackham is an established residential and industrial area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Holly Reserve, Forsyth Reserve, Cottage Lane Reserve, the Coast to Vines Rail Trail and one school.