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About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Goodwood is 3,117, with a population density of 34.24 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Goodwood is bounded by Leader Street, Goodwood Road, Parsons Street and Simpson Parade in the north, King William Road in the east, Lanor Avenue, Clifton Street and Victoria Street in the south and the Noarlunga/Belair railway line in the west.

Name origin

Goodwood is named after the seat of the Duke of Richmond in Chichester, England.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1839 when the first land grant was made. Land was used mainly for farming, orcharding, grazing and dairying. Growth took place in the late 1800s, spurred by improved access and the establishment of the township of Goodwood. Significant development occurred in the early to mid 1900s. The population declined slightly during the 1990s, and then increased slightly between 2001 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area and the average number of persons living in each dwelling increased.

Land use

Goodwood is an established residential area, with commercial areas along Goodwood Road.

Major features

Major features of the area include Souter Park, Goodwood Community Centre, the Goodwood railway station, St Thomas’ School and Goodwood Primary School.