Onkaparinga Hills, South Australia
|Population||2,534 (2011 census)|
|Location||33.5 km (21 mi) from Adelaide|
|LGA(s)||City of Onkaparinga|
|State electorate(s)||Mawson, Reynell|
Onkaparinga Hills is a southern suburb of Adelaide, in the City of Onkaparinga. It covers an area of approximately 22 square kilometres (8.5 sq mi). It has a population of 2534 people (2011 Census). It is a leafy suburb that includes parts of the Onkaparinga River National Park.
Nearly 60% of families in the area are couples with children, compared to an Australian average of 45.3%. The median rent in 2006 was $230. The current median cost of a home in the area is $390 000. 93.5% of people speak English only at home (Australian average 78.5%) and 91% are Australian citizens compared to the Australian average of 86.1%. The Onkaparinga Hills are examples of folding.
European settlement dates from the 1840s. Most of the settlers were initially farmers, with vineyards later being established. After the war[clarification needed] there was significant development and again in the early 1990s. The population is now relatively stable. There are still sections of the area used for vineyards, farming and grazing.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Onkaparinga Hills". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
- "Southern Adelaide SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
- "Search result for "County of Adelaide, CNTY" with the following data sets selected - "Counties" and "Local Government Areas"". Property Location SA Map Viewer. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
- ^ Bonzle.com 
- ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics 
- ^ City of Onkaparinga Council Website 
- ^ Aboriginal Culture and History, City of Onkaparinga Council Website 
- ^ History Overview, City of Onkaparinga Council Website 
- ^ Domain Suburb Profile, Domain.com 
- ^ History of the Population, City of Onkaparinga Council Website 
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