Devon Park, South Australia

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Devon Park
AdelaideSouth Australia
Population 752 (2006 Census)[1]
775 (2001 Census)[2]
Established 1920[3]
Postcode(s) 5008[4]
Location 4.6 km (3 mi) NW of Adelaide city centre[4]
LGA(s)
State electorate(s) Croydon (2011)[7]
Federal Division(s) Adelaide (2011)[8]
Suburbs around Devon Park:
Croydon Park Dudley Park Prospect
Renown Park Devon Park Prospect
Renown Park Renown Park Prospect

Devon Park is an inner northern suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. It is located in the cities of Port Adelaide Enfield and Charles Sturt.

Geography[edit]

Devon Park lies beside the Gawler Central railway line near, but not meeting, the intersection of Torrens Road and Churchill Road.[9]

Demographics[edit]

The 2006 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 752 persons in Devon Park on census night. Of these, 48.9% were male and 51.1% were female.[1]

The majority of residents (66.4%) are of Australian birth, with other common census responses being England (5.3%), Italy (2.9%), Greece (2.3%), India (2.1%) and Vietnam (2.0%).[1]

The age distribution of Devon Park residents is skewed higher than the greater Australian population. 75.6% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%; and 24.4% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 33.5%.[1]

Politics[edit]

Local government[edit]

Devon Park is split between two local government areas. The majority of the suburb is in the City of Port Adelaide Enfield but a small portion in the south lies within the City of Charles Sturt.[9]

Within Port Adelaide Enfield, Devon Park is part of Parks Ward and is represented in that council by Claire Boan and Guy Wilcock, with previous Parks Ward Councillor Tung Ngo having been elected to the South Australian Parliament at the 2014 State Election.[5]

The Charles Sturt portion of the suburb forms part of that council's Hindmarsh Ward, being represented in that council by Paul Alexandrides and Craig Auricht.[6]

State and federal[edit]

Devon Park lies in the state electoral district of Croydon[7] and the federal electoral division of Adelaide.[8] The suburb is represented in the South Australian House of Assembly by Michael Atkinson[7] and federally by Kate Ellis.[8]

Facilities and attractions[edit]

Parks[edit]

There is a park located between Harrison Road and Ashby Crescent.[9]

Transportation[edit]

Roads[edit]

Devon Park is indirectly serviced by South Road and Torrens Road.[9]

Public transport[edit]

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

Trains[edit]

The Gawler train service passes beside the suburb. The closest station is Dudley Park.[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). "Devon Park (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "Devon Park (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 "Devon Park, South Australia (Adelaide)". Postcodes-Australia. Postcodes-Australia.com. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Parks Ward Councillors". City of Port Adelaide Enfield. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "City of Charles Sturt Wards and Council Members". City of Charles Sturt. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  7. ^ a b c "Electoral Districts - Electoral District for the 2010 Election". Electoral Commission SA. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  8. ^ a b c "Find my electorate: Adelaide". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  9. ^ a b c d Adelaide and surrounds street directory (47th ed.). UBD. 2009. ISBN 978-0-7319-2336-6. 
  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°53′17″S 138°34′48″E / 34.888°S 138.58°E / -34.888; 138.58