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About the profile areas

The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Highgate is 1,705, with a population density of 26.60 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Highgate is bounded by Cheltenham Street in the north, Fullarton Road in the east, Cross Road in the south and West Terrace and Balmoral Street in the west.

Name origin

Highgate is named after a town in England.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1839, with land used mainly for farming and orcharding. Gradual growth took place during the late 1800s. Significant development occurred in the early to mid 1900s. The population declined slightly during the 1990s, and then increased gradually between 2001 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area, particularly medium density housing.

Land use

Highgate is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Yeo Avenue Reserve and several schools.