Albert Park, South Australia

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Albert Park
AdelaideSouth Australia
Population
  • 1,638 (2006 census)[1]
  • 1,660 (2001 census)[2]
Established 1877[3]
Postcode(s) 5014[4]
Location 8.9 km (6 mi) NW of Adelaide city centre[4]
LGA(s) City of Charles Sturt[5]
State electorate(s) Cheltenham (2011)[6]
Federal Division(s) Port Adelaide (2011)[7]
Suburbs around Albert Park:
Hendon Queenstown Cheltenham
Hendon Albert Park Woodville
Seaton Woodville West Woodville West

Albert Park is a suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. It is located in the City of Charles Sturt.

History[edit]

Named for Prince Albert, Albert Park was laid out in 1877 by a W.R. Cave. The suburb was advertised as:[3]

Where the soil is suitable for flower and market gardens, being rich alluvial soil, and lucerne now growing there most luxuriantly and water can be obtained at six feet... Carters... will find it excellently situated as a stopping place for their teams and also for loading at night, being favourably placed in respect both to Adelaide and Port Adelaide.

In 1920 a parcel of 60 acres (24 ha) of land in Albert Park was bought by the aviator Harry Butler, who set it up the Hendon Aerodrome. Part of this site was subdivided in 1921 for residential development, and together with the aerodrome this land became the new suburb of Hendon. The aerodrome was compulsorily acquired by the Commonwealth in 1922 and operated until 1927, when aviation operations were transferred to Parafield.[8]

The Aerodrome Post Office opened on 19 August 1925. It was renamed Aero Park in 1945 and Albert Park in 1967, before closing in 1987.[9]

Geography[edit]

The suburb lies on the western side of the Port Road-West Lakes Boulevard intersection.[10]

Demographics[edit]

The 2006 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 1,638 persons in Albert Park on census night. Of these, 48% were male and 52% were female.[1]

The majority of residents (72.8%) are of Australian birth, with other common census responses being Italy (4.0%) and England (2.8%).[1]

The age distribution of Albert Park residents is skewed slightly higher than the greater Australian population. 71.5% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%; and 28.5% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 33.5%.[1]

Politics[edit]

Local government[edit]

Albert Park is part of West Woodville Ward in the City of Charles Sturt local government area, being represented in that council by Tolley Wasylenko and Angela Keneally.[5]

State and federal[edit]

Albert Park lies in the state electoral district of Cheltenham[6] and the federal electoral division of Port Adelaide.[7] The suburb is represented in the South Australian House of Assembly by Jay Weatherill[6] and federally by Mark Butler.[7]

Community[edit]

Schools[edit]

Our Lady Queen of Peace School is located on Botting Street [11]

Transportation[edit]

Roads[edit]

Albert Park is serviced by Port Road, linking the suburb to Port Adelaide and Adelaide city centre, and West Lakes Boulevard, which connects Albert Park to the shopping facilities at West Lakes.[10]

Public transport[edit]

Albert Park is serviced by public transport run by the Adelaide Metro.[12]

Trains[edit]

The Grange railway line passes beside the suburb. The closest station is Albert Park.[12]

Between 1940 and 1980, a further branch railway ran from Albert Park to a station within the industrial area of Hendon.[13]

Buses[edit]

The suburb is serviced by bus routes run by the Adelaide Metro.[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Albert Park (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "Albert Park (State Suburb)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Place Names of South Australia". The Manning Index of South Australian History. State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 29 May 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Albert Park, South Australia (Adelaide)". Postcodes-Australia. Postcodes-Australia.com. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "City of Charles Sturt Wards and Council Members". City of Charles Sturt. Retrieved 1 June 2011. 
  6. ^ a b c "Electoral Districts - Electoral District for the 2010 Election". Electoral Commission SA. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 
  7. ^ a b c "Find my electorate: Port Adelaide". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 
  8. ^ Marsden, Susan (1977): A history of Woodville. Corporation of the City of Woodville. Pp. 169-176. ISBN 0 9599828 4 1
  9. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  10. ^ a b Adelaide and surrounds street directory (47th ed.). UBD. 2009. ISBN 978-0-7319-2336-6. 
  11. ^ "Australian Schools Directory". Australian Schools Directory. Archived from the original on 26 April 2011. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 
  12. ^ a b c "Public Transport in Adelaide". Adelaide Metro official website. Dept. for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure, Public Transport Division. Archived from the original on 26 April 2011. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 
  13. ^ Milne, Rod. "The Hendon Branch Line". Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin (September 2002): 323–327. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°52′41″S 138°31′16″E / 34.878°S 138.521°E / -34.878; 138.521