Fulham, South Australia

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Fulham
AdelaideSouth Australia
Population 2,611 (2006 Census)[1]
2,571 (2001 Census)[2]
Postcode(s) 5024[3]
Location 8 km (5 mi) W of Adelaide city centre[3]
LGA(s) City of West Torrens
State electorate(s) Colton (2011)[4]
Federal Division(s) Hindmarsh (2011)[5]
Suburbs around Fulham:
Henley Beach Fulham Gardens Lockleys
Henley Beach South Fulham Lockleys
West Beach West Beach Lockleys

Fulham is a western suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. It is located in the City of West Torrens.

History[edit]

The area incorporating the current suburb of Ridleyton was purchased c. 1836 by a John White, who named it Fulham Farm after the suburb of Fulham in his native London.[6]

Geography[edit]

Fulham sits on a bend in the River Torrens. The suburb also sits astride the intersection of Tapleys Hill Road and Henley Beach Road.[7]

Demographics[edit]

The 2006 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 2,611 persons in Fulham on census night. Of these, 49.8% were male and 50.2% were female.[1]

The majority of residents (73.5%) are of Australian birth, with other common census responses being Italy (5.4%) and England (5.1%).[1]

The age distribution of Fulham residents is skewed towards an older population than the greater Australian population. 74.1% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%; and 25.9% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 33.5%.[1]

Community[edit]

The local newspaper is the Weekly Times Messenger. Other regional and national newspapers such as The Advertiser and The Australian are also available.[8]

Facilities and attractions[edit]

Shopping and dining[edit]

Parks[edit]

The largest greenspace in Fulham is Linear Park, lying along the River Torrens on the suburb's southern boundary.[7]

Transportation[edit]

Roads[edit]

Fulham is serviced by Henley Beach Road, connecting the suburb to Adelaide city centre, and Tapleys Hill Road, one of the major arterial roads in the western suburbs of Adelaide.[7]

Public transport[edit]

Fulham is serviced by public transport run by the Adelaide Metro.[9]

  • H22 to Henley Beach South
  • H30 to West Lakes
  • H32 to Henley Beach South
  • H31 to Henley Square
  • All run through Fulham

Bicycle routes[edit]

A bicycle path extends along Linear Park.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Fulham (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "Fulham (State Suburb)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Fulham, South Australia (Adelaide)". Postcodes-Australia. Postcodes-Australia.com. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Electoral Districts - Electoral District for the 2010 Election". Electoral Commission SA. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "Find my electorate". Australian Electoral Commission. 15 April 2011. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  6. ^ "Place Names of South Australia". The Manning Index of South Australian History. State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  7. ^ a b c d Adelaide and surrounds street directory (47th ed.). UBD. 2009. ISBN 978-0-7319-2336-6. 
  8. ^ "South Australian Newspapers". Newspapers.com.au. Australia G'day. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  9. ^ "Public Transport in Adelaide". Adelaide Metro official website. Dept. for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure, Public Transport Division. 12 January 2011. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 

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Coordinates: 34°55′37″S 138°30′43″E / 34.927°S 138.512°E / -34.927; 138.512