Nappy Valley is a term or epithet applied to various places to denote a particularly high local reproductive demographic profile. It references "Happy Valley" in Kenya, an area noted for its wealthy white population before independence and where much of the film White Mischief is set. It also refers to Napa Valley a famous wine growing area in California.
Battersea, SW11, London, England
The term is applied to a specific area of Battersea, between Clapham Common and Wandsworth Common, South London with a "cafe culture" of middle-class, affluent families. This area, specifically Northcote Road, lies at the bottom of a physical valley, with the Falconbrook still running below the Northcote Road having been culverted by the Victorians in the late 19th Century.
Tuggeranong Valley, Australian Capital Territory
Tuggeranong is the southernmost town centre of Canberra, the capital city of Australia. It comprises 19 suburbs with a total of 31,819 dwellings, housing 87,119 people of the 324,034 people in the Australian Capital Territory (2006 Census). The district occupies 117 square kilometres (45 sq mi)to the east of the Murrumbidgee River. On 1973-02-21, the third of the new towns planned for Canberra was inaugurated at Tuggeranong, based on planning begun in 1969 to house between 180,000 and 220,000 people. The first families moved into the suburb of Kambah in 1974. The new town centre, composed largely of young families, soon became known locally as "nappy valley".
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- Tuggeranong 55 Plus Club, media release 2008-06-11, Jon Stanhope, Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory, accessed 2009-12-11
- Rebuilding Canberra's spirit (reflecting on the 2003 Canberra bushfires), Jack Waterford, Griffith Review edn 2, accessed 2009-12-11