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Highbury - Paracombe

About the profile areas

The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Highbury - Paracombe is 6,859, with a population density of 6.88 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Highbury - Paracombe is bounded by Trafford Road, a line running continuous of Trafford Road, Amber Road, Barracks Road, Lower North East Road and the suburbs of Vista and Yatala in the north, Churchett Road and the Adelaide Hills Council area in the east, the River Torrens in the south and Reids Road, Lower North East Road and Awoonga Road in the west.

Name origin

Highbury is thought to be named after a locality in north London.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1850s, with Highbury being one of the older areas in the City of Tea Tree Gully. Significant development did not occur until the post-war era, with rapid growth in the 1970s and 1980s. The population increased slightly during the 1990s as new dwellings continued to be added to the area. The population was relatively stable between 2001 and 2011, a result of few dwellings being added and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Highbury - Paracombe includes established residential areas in the western section and rural areas in the eastern section.

Major features

Major features of the area include River Torrens Linear Park, Anstey Hill Recreation Park, Elliston Reserve, Turramurra Recreation Centre and one school.

Included areas

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