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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Reynella is 4,797, with a population density of 13.22 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Reynella is bounded by the City of Marion in the north, the Reynella Bypass Road (Main South Road ) in the east, Sherriffs Road in the south, and Brodie Road and a line running continuous of Brodie Road in the west.

Name origin

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. Significant development occurred from the post-war years, with rapid growth during the 1960s and 1970s. The population declined slightly during the 1990s, and then was relatively stable between 2001 and 2011, a result of few new dwellings being added and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Reynella is a predominantly residential area, with some rural areas in the north-west.

Major features

Major features of the area include George Street Reserve, Jessamine Avenue Reserve, Pembroke Drive Reserve, Robertson Street Reserve and one school.