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Old Reynella

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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Old Reynella is 3,409, with a population density of 8.50 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Old Reynella is bounded by the Reynella By-Pass Road (Main South Road) in the north and west, Panalatinga Road in the east, and Pimpala Road in the south.

Name origin

Old Reynella is named after John Reynell, an early land holder in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1839, with land used mainly for farming and vineyards. The township of Old Reynella was established in 1854. The town is home to Accolade Wines (previously known as Hardys Reynella Winery), reputedly the birthplace of South Australia's wine industry. Significant development occurred during the post-war years, with rapid growth during the 1980s. The population continued to increase rapidly during the early 1990s as large numbers of new dwellings were added to the area. Population growth slowed during the late 1990s as fewer new dwellings were constructed. The population was relatively stable between 2001 and 2011, a result of few new dwellings being added and a decline in dwelling occupancy rates and the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Old Reynella is a predominantly residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Accolade Wines, St Francis Winery, Reynella Oval, James Reynell Heritage Park, Old Reynella Shopping Centre, Reynella Neighbourhood Centre, the Coast to Vines Rail Trail and one school.