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Richmond - West Richmond - Mile End South

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Richmond - West Richmond - Mile End South is 4,505, with a population density of 15.02 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Richmond - West Richmond - Mile End South is bounded by the drain, Brooker Terrace, Davenport Terrace, South Road and Sir Donald Bradman Drive in the north, the railway line in the east, Richmond Road in the south and Morley Street and the Adelaide Airport in the west.

Name origin

Richmond and West Richmond are named after the suburb of Richmond in London. Mile End South is named for the area south of Mile End, which was named for its location from central Adelaide.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1830s, with land used mainly for farming. Residential and industrial growth took place from the late 1800s into the early 1900s. Expansion continued in the interwar period. The most significant development occurred during the post-war years. The population and dwelling stock fluctuated during the 1990s, and then increased between 2001 and 2011.

Land use

Richmond - West Richmond - Mile End South is an established residential area, with industrial areas in the east, and commercial areas along Richmond Road.

Major features

Major features of the area include Richmond Oval (home of the West Adelaide Football Club), Netball SA Stadium, Australian National Rail Passenger Terminal, Mile End Homemaker Centre, Britton Street Reserve and one school.

Included areas

This small area includes the suburbs of Keswick Terminal, Mile End South, Richmond and West Richmond.