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Oakden - Hillcrest

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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Oakden - Hillcrest is 7,191, with a population density of 23.88 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Oakden - Hillcrest is bounded by Grand Junction Road in the north, Sudholz Road and Blacks Road in the east, North East Road in the south, and Fosters Road in the west.

Name origin

Oakden is named after the maiden name of the wife of Osmond Gilles (South Australia's first Colonial Treasurer). Hillcrest was named to describe the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s. Significant development did not occur until the post-war years. Rapid growth took place during the 1990s, with the population almost doubling between 1991 and 2001, a result of redevelopment of the former Department of Agriculture land in Oakden. Growth slowed between 2001 and 2011 as fewer new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Oakden - Hillcrest is a primarily residential area which has undergone relatively recent redevelopment.

Major features

Major features of the area include Hillcrest Stadium, The Strathmont Centre, Augusta Street Reserve, Bristol Terrace Reserve, Dauntless Avenue Reserve, Delhi Reserve, Flinders Reserve, Hedgerow Reserve, Lion Kevin Bob Dyer Reserve, Queensborough Reserve, Ray Norton Reserve, Regent Gardens Reserve, Roy Amer Reserve, Sir Ross Smith Boulevard Reserve, St Michael’s Circuit, Woodland Reserve and several schools.