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Gilles Plains - Valley View
About the profile areas

The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Gilles Plains - Valley View is 3,037, with a population density of 22.61 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Gilles Plains - Valley View is bounded by Wright Road in the north, Kelly Road and North East Road in the east, Wandana Avenue in the south and Grand Junction Road and the Cities of Port Adelaide Enfield and Salisbury in the west.

Name origin

Gilles Plains is named after Osmond Gilles, South Australia's first Colonial Treasurer.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1830s, being one of the older areas in the City of Tea Tree Gully. Land was used mainly for sheep grazing and hay growing. Growth took place in the late 1800s. Significant development did not occur until the post-war era, with rapid growth from the 1960s to the 1980s. The population declined slightly between 1991 and 2006, a result of little change in dwelling stock and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling. The population increased marginally between 2006 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Gilles Plains - Valley View is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Gilles Reserve, Morowa Reserve and two schools.

Included areas

Part of the suburb of Gilles Plains is located in the City of Port Adelaide Enfield. Parts of the suburb of Valley View are located in the Cities of Port Adelaide Enfield and Salisbury.