Cheltenham, South Australia

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Cheltenham
AdelaideSouth Australia
Cheltenham.JPG
Street in Cheltenham
Population 2,175 (2006 Census)[1]
2,043 (2001 Census)[2]
Established 1849[3]
Postcode(s) 5014[4]
Location 9.2 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) Adelaide (2011)[7]
Suburbs around Cheltenham:
Alberton Rosewater Pennington
Queenstown Cheltenham Woodville
Albert Park Albert Park Woodville
Industrial establishment in Cheltenham

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

Geography[edit]

The suburb lies between Port Road and Cheltenham Parade, which form its southwest and eastern boundaries respectively. The suburb is split in two by the Outer Harbor railway line.[8]

History[edit]

Cheltenham Post Office opened on 8 February 1897 and closed in 1910.[9]

Demographics[edit]

The 2006 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 2,175 persons in Cheltenham on census night. Of these, 50.4% were male and 49.6% were female.[1]

The majority of residents (77.1%) are of Australian birth, with other common census responses being England (4.8%) and Italy (2.5%).[1]

The age distribution of Cheltenham residents is similar to that of the greater Australian population. 68.5% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%; and 31.5% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 33.5%.[1]

Politics[edit]

Local government[edit]

Cheltenham is part of Woodville Ward in the City of Charles Sturt local government area, being represented in that council by Oanh Nguyen and Robert Grant.[5]

State and federal[edit]

Cheltenham 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]

Facilities and attractions[edit]

Cheltenham Cemetery[edit]

Cheltenham Cemetery, located between Port Road and Cheltenham Parade,[8] was established in 1876.[citation needed]

Transportation[edit]

Cheltenham railway station

Roads[edit]

Cheltenham is serviced by Port Road, connecting the suburb to Port Adelaide and Adelaide city centre, and by Cheltenham Parade.[8]

Public transport[edit]

Cheltenham is serviced by public transport run by the Adelaide Metro.[10]

Trains[edit]

The Outer Harbor train service passes through the suburb. The closest stations are Cheltenham and Cheltenham Racecourse.[10]

Buses[edit]

The suburb is serviced by bus routes run by the Adelaide Metro.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Cheltenham (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "Cheltenham (State Suburb)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Place Names of South Australia". The Manning Index of South Australian History. State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Cheltenham, South Australia (Adelaide)". Postcodes-Australia. Postcodes-Australia.com. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "City of Charles Sturt Wards and Council Members". City of Charles Sturt. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  6. ^ a b c "Electoral Districts - Electoral District for the 2010 Election". Electoral Commission SA. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  7. ^ a b c "Find my electorate: Port Adelaide". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  8. ^ a b c Adelaide and surrounds street directory (47th ed.). UBD. 2009. ISBN 978-0-7319-2336-6. 
  9. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  10. ^ a b c "Public Transport in Adelaide". Adelaide Metro official website. Dept. for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure, Public Transport Division. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°52′08″S 138°31′34″E / 34.869°S 138.526°E / -34.869; 138.526