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The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Wayville is 1,892, with a population density of 15.80 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Wayville is bounded by Greenhill Road in the north, King William Road in the east, Simpson Parade, Parsons Street, Leader Street, the Noarlunga/Belair railway line and the southern boundary of the Keswick Military Barracks in the south and the Anzac Highway in the west.

Name origin

Wayville is named after Way College, which was named after Reverend Jas Way.

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 fluctuated slightly between 1991 and 2011, due to small changes in dwelling stock and the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Wayville is an established residential area, with commercial areas along Goodwood Road, and a military and industrial area in the north-west.

Major features

Major features of the area include Keswick Military Barracks, Army Museum of South Australia, Adelaide Showgrounds, Adelaide Event & Exhibition Centre (including Goyder Pavilion), Wayville Sports Centre, Simpson Parade Reserve, Wayville Reserve and one school.

Included areas

This small area includes the suburb of Wayville and the City of Unley part of the suburb of Keswick.