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Fulham - West Beach

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Fulham - West Beach is 4,771, with a population density of 11.57 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Fulham - West Beach is bounded by the City of Charles Sturt in the north and west, the River Torrens and Tapleys Hill Road in the east and Boat Harbour, Military Road and the suburb of Glenelg North in the south.

Name origin

Fulham is named after a suburb in London. West Beach is named for its location, a beach west of Adelaide.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1830s, with land used mainly for farming and market gardening. Growth took place from the 1870s into the early 1900s, aided by improved access. The reed beds were drained and a new ocean outlet for the River Torrens constructed in the 1930s. Significant development occurred in the post-war years, particularly during the 1950s and 1960s. The population and dwelling stock fluctuated slightly during the 1990s, and then were relatively stable between 2001 and 2011.

Land use

Fulham - West Beach is an established residential and parkland area.

Major features

Major features of the area include the River Torrens, Adelaide Shores Golf, West Beach Mini Golf, University Playing Field, Barratt Reserve, Apex Park, Coral Sea Reserve, Halsey Road Reserve, Reedbeds Community Centre, Reece Jennings Bikeway and one school.

Included areas

Part of the suburb of West Beach is located in the City of Charles Sturt.