About the profile areas
The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Plympton is 5,002, with a population density of 28.25 persons per hectare.
Location and boundaries
Plympton is bounded by Mooringe Avenue and Birdwood Terrace in the north, Garfield Avenue, Gray Street and Beckman Street in the east, the tramway in the south and Padget Street, a line running continuous of Streeters Road and Streeters Road in the west.
Plympton is thought to be named after a town in Devonshire, England.
2016 ABS ERP
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Settlement of the area dates from the late 1840s, with land used mainly for farming and horse and greyhound racing. Growth took place in the late 1800s and early 1900s, aided by the construction of the tramway. The most significant development occurred during the post-war years. The population increased gradually from the mid 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area.
Plympton is an established residential area.
Major features of the area include Weigall Oval, Errington Street Reserve, Lindsay Street Reserve and two schools.