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Reynella East

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Reynella East is 2,034, with a population density of 8.50 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Reynella East is bounded by Braes Close and Kenihans Road in the north, Byards Road in the east, Reynell Road in the south, and Panalatinga Road in the west.

Name origin

Reynella East is named for the area east of Reynella, which is named after John Reynell, an early land holder.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1840s, with land used mainly for farming, grazing and grape growing. Significant residential development did not occur until the post-war years. Rapid growth took place during the 1960s and 1970s, as Adelaide's suburban growth spread southwards. The population has declined gradually since the early 1990s, a result of few new dwellings being added to the area and a decline in dwelling occupancy rates and the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Reynella East is a predominantly residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Malbeck Drive Reserve, Stoneyhill Reserve and one school.