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Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton is 4,355, with a population density of 6.09 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton is bounded by Milne Road and the localities of Banksia Park and Upper Hermitage in the north, Range Road South and the Adelaide Hills Council area in the east, Lower North East Road in the south and Hancock Road in the west.

Name origin

Tea Tree Gully is named for the area as it was first seen - a steep gully where the native ‘tea-tree' grew. It was originally known as Steventon. Houghton is named after Houghton-Le-Spring, a town in England.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1830s, with the township of Tea Tree Gully established in the 1840s. Land was used mainly for farming, grazing, orcharding and mining. Some growth took place in the late 1800s and early 1900s, extending southwards to Vista. Significant development did not occur until the 1950s and 1960s. The population declined slightly between 1991 and 2006, a result of some new dwellings being added to the area, but a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling. The population and dwelling stock increased slightly between 2006 and 2011.

Land use

Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton includes residential, parkland and rural areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Anstey Hill Recreation Park, Angove Conservation Park and two schools.

Included areas

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