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Parkside Ward

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Parkside Ward is 6,420, with a population density of 35.26 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Parkside Ward is bounded by Greenhill Road in the north, Glen Osmond Road in the east, Wattle Street in the south and Duthy Street, Maud Street and Porter Street in the west.

Name origin

Parkside Ward is named for its location, adjacent to the Adelaide Park Lands.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1840s, with gradual growth in the 1870s and 1880s. Land was used mainly for farming, orcharding, grazing and dairying. Significant development occurred in the early to mid 1900s. The population increased slightly between 2001 and 2011, largely a result of an increase in the share of people living in medium density housing.

Land use

Parkside Ward is an established residential area, with commercial areas along Glen Osmond Road.

Major features

Major features of the area include Arkaba Shopping Centre, Hackett Reserve, Henry Codd Reserve, Howard Florey Reserve, McLeay Reserve, Windsor Street Reserve, Leicester Street Playground and several schools.

Included areas

Parkside Ward includes most of the suburb of Parkside, the northern part of the suburb of Fullarton, the north-eastern part of the suburb of Malvern, and the eastern part of the suburb of Unley.