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Balmoral Ward

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Balmoral Ward is 16,696, with a population density of 18.00 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Balmoral Ward is bounded by Montague Road and North East Road in the north, Hancock Road in the east, the suburb of Hope Valley, Doradus Avenue, Pompoota Road, Reservoir Road, Grand Junction Road, Delray Avenue, Lambert Avenue, the western boundary of Hope Valley Reservoir and Lyons Road in the south, and Tarton Road, North East Road, Wandana Avenue, Grand Junction Road and the Cities of Port Adelaide Enfield and Salisbury in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1830s, with land used mainly for sheep grazing and hay growing, also some vineyards and clay mining. Population was minimal until the 1850s when the township of Modbury was established. Some growth took place during the late 1800s. Significant development did not occur until the post-war era, with rapid residential growth from the 1960s to the 1980s. The population declined slightly between 1991 and 2006, and then was relatively stable between 2006 and 2011, a result of few new dwellings being added to the area and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Balmoral Ward is an established residential area, with some commercial land use in Modbury and some industrial land use in St Agnes.

Major features

Major features of the area include Westfield Tea Tree Plaza, Tea Tree Plus Shopping Centre, St Agnes Shopping Centre, TAFE SA (Tea Tree Gully Campus), Modbury Hospital, Bentley Reserve, Civic Park, Edinburgh Reserve, Gifford Reserve, Gilles Reserve, Heysen Reserve, Morowa Reserve, Mumford Reserve, St Agnes Recreation Area, Council offices, Holden Hill Community Centre and numerous schools.

Included areas

Balmoral Ward includes the suburbs of Modbury and St Agnes, the City of Tea Tree Gully parts of the suburbs of Gilles Plains, Holden Hill and Valley View, and the north-western part of the suburb of Hope Valley. Parts of the suburbs of Gilles Plains and Holden Hill are 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.