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Banksia Park - Upper Hermitage

About the profile areas

The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Banksia Park - Upper Hermitage is 3,410, with a population density of 4.64 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Banksia Park - Upper Hermitage is located in two sections. The northern section is bounded by the suburbs of Golden Grove and Gould Creek in the north, the Adelaide Hills Council area in the east and south, and Seaview Road in the west. The southern section is bounded by the suburbs of Fairview Park and Yatala Vale and Seaview Road in the north, Range Road North in the east, the suburb of Tea Tree Gully and Milne Road in the south, and Hancock Road and Grenfell Road in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1800s, with land used largely for agriculture and viticulture. Significant development did not occur until the 1960s and 1970s, with growth mainly in the western section. The population declined slightly from 1991, a result of little change in dwelling stock and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Banksia Park - Upper Hermitage has established residential areas in the western section, and semi-rural areas in the eastern and northern sections.

Major features

Major features of the area include Banksia Park Sport Area (including Bulkana Oval and Pertaringa Oval), Brightlands Reserve, Gunda Reserve, Marsha Reserve and two schools.

Included areas

Part of the suburb of Upper Hermitage is located in the Adelaide Hills Council area.