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About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Millswood is 2,174, with a population density of 21.61 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Millswood is bounded by Victoria Street, Angus Street and Lanor Avenue in the north, Wood Street in the east, Malcolm Street, the railway line, Ellesmere Terrace and Lynton Avenue in the south and East Avenue in the west.

Name origin

Millswood is named after Samuel Mills, an early landholder in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for farming, orcharding, grazing and dairying. Growth took place in the late 1800s, spurred by improved access. Significant development occurred in the early to mid 1900s. The population increased slightly between 1991 and 2006, and then was relatively stable between 2006 and 2011.

Land use

Millswood is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Goodwood Oval, Millswood Park, Orphanage Park, SASMEE Park, Tabor College Adelaide and the Millswood railway station.