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O'Halloran Hill - Darlington

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for O'Halloran Hill - Darlington is 2,987, with a population density of 13.42 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

O'Halloran Hill - Darlington is located in two sections. The northern section of O'Halloran Hill - Darlington is bounded by Main South Road in the north and west, the Sturt River, Hyland Avenue, Ely Court, the waterway and the suburb of Flagstaff Hill in the east and Black Road in the south. The southern section of O'Halloran Hill - Darlington is bounded by Chandlers Hill Road in the north and east, Candy Road in the south and Main South Road in the west.

Name origin

O'Halloran Hill is named after Major Thomas O'Halloran, an early land holder in the area. Darlington is named after a town in Durham, England.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1840s, with land used mainly for farming, grazing and vineyards. Growth was minimal until subdivision in the 1910s. Significant residential development did not occur until the post-war period, with rapid growth during the 1950s and 1960s. The population declined slightly from the early 1990s.

Land use

O'Halloran Hill - Darlington is a residential and rural area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Godfrey Reserve and Serpentine Road Reserve.

Included areas

This area encompasses the City of Onkaparinga parts of the suburbs of O’Halloran Hill and Darlington. The remaining parts of the suburbs of O'Halloran Hill and Darlington are located in the City of Marion.