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Hillcott Ward

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Hillcott Ward is 14,794, with a population density of 19.12 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Hillcott Ward is bounded by the City of Salisbury, Chambers Street, Forrest Court, Elysium Drive, Helicon Drive, The Golden Way, Surrey Farm Drive and The Grove Way in the north, Golden Grove Road in the east, Milne Road in the south, and the City of Salisbury in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1840s, with land used mainly for grazing, farming and viticulture. Some growth took place during the late 1800s. Significant development did not occur until the 1960s, with rapid residential growth in Gulfview Heights, Para Hills and Modbury Heights during the 1960s and 1970s. Substantial development took place in Wynn Vale from the mid 1980s to the early 1990s, following the acquisition of land by the South Australian Land Commission for housing as part of the Golden Grove development. The population increased during the early 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area (mainly in Wynn Vale). The population then declined gradually between 1996 and 2011, a result of little change in dwelling stock and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Hillcott Ward is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Wynn Vale Dam, Hargrave Reserve, Kingfisher Reserve, Maxlay Reserve, Para Hills Reserve, Richardson Reserve, Sunnybrook Shopping Centre, Lions Park Scenic Lookout, Jubilee Community Centre and numerous schools.

Included areas

Hillcott Ward includes the suburbs of Modbury Heights and Wynn Vale, and the City of Tea Tree Gully parts of the suburbs of Gulfview Heights and Para Hills. Parts of the suburbs of Gulfview Heights and Para Hills are located in the City of Salisbury.