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Virginia - Waterloo Corner - Buckland Park

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Virginia - Waterloo Corner - Buckland Park is 3,031, with a population density of 0.29 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Virginia - Waterloo Corner - Buckland Park is bounded by the Gawler River in the north, Carclew Road, Davoren Road, King Road, Robert Road, Taylor Road, the Port Pirie railway and Heaslip Road in the east, a line running east to west between Mumford Road and Mill Road and a line running east to west to the south of the Winston Park Equestrian Centre in the south, and Gulf St Vincent in the west.

Name origin

Virginia is named after a place in County Cavan, Ireland. Buckland Park is named after an early property in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1850s, with land used mainly for wheat and hay growing. The most significant development occurred during the post-war years, when many market gardens and orchards were established. The population increased from the early 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Virginia - Waterloo Corner - Buckland Park is a rural and rural-residential area which includes the township of Virginia. Land is used mainly for market gardens.

Major features

Major features of the area include Adelaide International Raceway, State Shooting Park, Virginia Greyhound Race Track, Winston Park Equestrian Centre, the Salt Crystallisation Pans on Gulf St Vincent, Virginia Community Centre, Virginia Grove Play Park, Virginia Recreation Reserve and one school.

Included areas

This small area includes the localities of Buckland Park and Virginia, the City of Playford part of the locality of Waterloo Corner, and small parts of the localities of Port Gawler and St Kilda.