Cossuburb(m-s)

Pooraka

Size:6km2 Approx
Population7,056 Approx
Median house Price:$337,500 Approx
Median Age:38 Years Old Approx
Household Size:2.5 People Approx


About Pooraka:

Location and Boundaries
Pooraka is bounded by Maxwell Road in the north, Bridge Road in the east, the disused railway line in the south and Goldsborough Road, Montague Road and Main North Road in the west.

Name Origin
The origin of the name Pooraka is obscure. Originally known as “Dry Creek” after the name of the local post office, in 1916, the District Council of Yatala renamed the suburb Pooraka, which they believed to be an Indigenous Kaurna word meaning “dry creek,” however, the name bears no resemblance to the Kaurna words for ‘dry’ or ‘creek’.

Settlement History
Settlement of the area dates from the late 1800s. Significant development did not occur until the post-war years, with rapid growth from the 1970s through to the early 1990s. The population fluctuated slightly between 1996 and 2011 due to small changes in dwelling stock and the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land Use
Pooraka is an established residential and industrial area.

Major Features
Major features of the area include Pooraka Sunday Market, Lindblom Park, Pooraka Oval, Pooraka Unity Park, Rains Reserve, Pooraka Farm Community Centre and one school.

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