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Port Noarlunga South

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Port Noarlunga South is 2,794, with a population density of 9.40 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Port Noarlunga South is bounded by the Onkaparinga River in the north and north-east, the suburb of Seaford Meadows in the south-east, Commercial Road and Aldam Road in the south, and Gulf St Vincent in the west.

Name origin

Port Noarlunga South is named for the area south of the port area of Noarlunga, which is thought to be named from an Aboriginal word meaning "fishing place" or “the place with the hill”.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1850s, with land used mainly for farming. Some growth took place during the late 1800s and early 1900s when the area became popular for holiday makers. Significant development did not take place until the early post-war years, with some growth continuing until the 1960s and 1970s. The population declined slightly between 1991 and 2006, and then increased slightly between 2006 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Port Noarlunga South is an established residential and parkland area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Onkaparinga River Recreation Park, Jubilee Park & Adventure Playground, Onkaparinga Head, Costa Vista Reserve, Karingal Reserve, Port Noarlunga Oval, the Onkaparinga River and one school.