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Unley Ward

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Unley Ward is 6,466, with a population density of 29.08 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Unley Ward is bounded by Greenhill Road in the north, Porter Street, Regent Street, George Street, Maud Street and Duthy Street in the east, Wattle Street, Park Street and Mitchell Street in the south and Weller Street, Albert Street, John Street, Bendall Avenue and the tramway in the west.

Name origin

Unley Ward is thought to be named after the hamlet of Undley in Suffolk, England.

Settlement history

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 slightly between 2001 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area, particularly medium density housing.

Land use

Unley Ward is an established residential area with some commercial areas, particularly along King William Road and Unley Road.

Major features

Major features of the area include Unley Museum, Unley Shopping Centre, Unley Town Hall, Council offices, Haslop Reserve, Leicester Street Playground, North Unley Play Park, Simpson Parade Reserve, Soldiers Memorial Gardens, Unley Oval, Village Green, Morrie Harrell Playground, Unley Community Centre and several schools.

Included areas

Unley Ward encompasses most of the suburb of Unley, the eastern part of the suburb of Goodwood, the northern part of the suburb of Hyde Park, the northern part of the suburb of Malvern, the north-eastern corner of the suburb of Millswood, the north-western part of the suburb of Parkside, and the south-eastern corner of the suburb of Wayville.