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About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Lockleys is 5,808, with a population density of 18.48 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Lockleys is bounded by the River Torrens in the north, a line running continuous of Mellor Avenue and Mellor Avenue in the east, Henley Beach Road, May Terrace and Sir Donald Bradman Drive in the south and Tapleys Hill Road and the River Torrens in the west.

Name origin

Lockleys is named after an original property in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1830s, with land used mainly for market gardening and farming. Growth was minimal until the late 1800s. Expansion took place in the 1920s and during the interwar period. The reed beds were drained and a new ocean outlet for the River Torrens constructed in the 1930s. Significant development occurred during the post-war years. The population increased marginally from the early 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Lockleys is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include the River Torrens, Kooyonga Golf Club, Lockleys Oval, Noble Avenue Reserve, Mellor Park, Michael Street Reserve and two schools.