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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Modbury is 5,327, with a population density of 16.04 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Modbury is bounded by Montague Road and North East Road in the north, Raymond Road and Australia Avenue in the east, Pompoota Road, Reservoir Road, the Northeast Busway (O-Bahn) and Grand Junction Road in the south and North East Road, Kelly Road, Wright Road and the City of Salisbury in the west.

Name origin

Modbury is named after a place in Devonshire, England.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1850s when the township was established. Some growth took place in the late 1800s. Significant development did not occur until the mid 1960s. Rapid residential and commercial growth took place in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The population declined slightly from the early 1990s, a result of little change in dwelling stock and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Modbury is an established residential and commercial area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Westfield Tea Tree Plaza, Tea Tree Plus Shopping Centre, TAFE SA (Tea Tree Gully Campus), Modbury Hospital, Civic Park, Edinburgh Reserve, Council offices and two schools.