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Thebarton Ward

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Thebarton Ward is 8,494, with a population density of 20.81 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Thebarton Ward is bounded by the River Torrens in the north, Port Road, East Terrace and James Congdon Drive in the east, Ballara Street, South Road, Tarragon Street and Bagot Avenue in the south and Henley Beach Road, Holbrooks Road, Ashley Street and West Street 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 in the mid 1800s, and again in the late 1800s, aided by proximity to Adelaide. Expansion continued in the interwar period. The population increased marginally from the mid 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Thebarton Ward is an established residential area, with industrial areas in the north, and commercial areas along Henley Beach Road and Sir Donald Bradman Drive.

Major features

Major features of the area include the River Torrens, Thebarton Aquatic Centre, Thebarton Community Centre, Brickworks Markets, Thebarton Oval, Kings Reserve, Dove Street Reserve, Metro Waste Transfer & Recycling Centre, River Torrens Linear Park and several schools.

Included areas

Thebarton Ward encompasses the suburb of Thebarton, and parts of the suburbs of Mile End, Torrensville and Underdale.