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Keswick Ward

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Keswick Ward is 9,396, with a population density of 18.55 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Keswick Ward is bounded by Ballara Street and James Congdon Drive in the north, the railway line in the east, Anzac Highway, South Road and the tramway in the south and Beckman Street, Gray Street, Urrbrae Terrace, Birdwood Terrace, Murdoch Avenue, Marion Road, Galway Avenue, Grove Avenue, Brooker Terrace, Kingston Avenue, Milner Road, Davenport Terrace and South Road in the west.

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, aided by improved access. Expansion continued in the interwar period. The most significant development occurred during the post-war years. The population generally increased between 1991 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area, including medium density housing.

Land use

Keswick Ward is an established residential area, with some industrial areas in the north-east, and a commercial area along the Anzac Highway.

Major features

Major features of the area include Santos Stadium, Richmond Oval (home of the West Adelaide Football Club), Netball SA Stadium, Australian National Rail Passenger Terminal, Ashford Hospital, Glandore Oval, Jubilee Park, Kesmond Reserve, Mile End Common, Peake Gardens Reserve, Rex Jones Reserve, St Georges Avenue Reserve, Weigall Oval, Centro Kurralta Shopping Centre, Mile End Homemaker Centre and one school.

Included areas

Keswick Ward encompasses the suburbs of Ashford, Keswick Terminal, Kurralta Park and Mile End South, parts of the suburbs of Marleston, Mile End, North Plympton, Plympton and Richmond, and the City of West Torrens parts of the suburbs of Glandore and Keswick.