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Marleston - Ashford - Keswick

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Marleston - Ashford - Keswick is 3,618, with a population density of 20.75 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Marleston - Ashford - Keswick is bounded by Richmond Road in the north, the Anzac Highway in the east, South Road, Barwell Avenue, Moss Avenue and Galway Avenue in the south and Marion Road in the west.

Name origin

Marleston is named after John Marles, an original land holder. Ashford is named after a place in Kent, England. Keswick is named after a place in Cumberland, England.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s. Growth took place from the 1870s into the early 1900s. The most significant development occurred during the post-war years. The population was relatively stable between 1991 and 2006, and then increased between 2006 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Marleston - Ashford - Keswick is an established residential area, with industrial areas in the north-west and a commercial area along the Anzac Highway.

Major features

Major features of the area include TAFE SA (Marleston Campus), Ashford Hospital, Peake Gardens Reserve, Kesmond Reserve and one school.

Included areas

Part of the suburb of Keswick is located in the City of Unley.