About the profile areas
The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Unley is 4,054, with a population density of 27.43 persons per hectare.
Location and boundaries
Unley is bounded by Greenhill Road in the north, Unley Road, Maud Street and Windsor Street in the east, Cremorne Street and Opey Avenue in the south and King William Road in the west.
Unley is thought to be named after the hamlet of Undley in Suffolk, England.
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Settlement of the area dates from 1840, with land used mainly for farming, orcharding, grazing and dairying. Gradual growth took place during the 1870s and 1880s, with Unley developing as the town centre for the City. Significant development occurred in the early to mid 1900s. The population increased gradually between 1996 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area, particularly medium density housing.
Unley is an established residential area, with commercial areas along King William Road and Unley Road.
Major features of the area include Unley Museum, Unley Shopping Centre, Unley Town Hall, Council offices, North Unley Play Park, Soldiers Memorial Gardens, Unley Oval, Village Green, Morrie Harrell Playground and Unley Community Centre.