Grange, South Australia

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Grange
AdelaideSouth Australia
GrangeJettySA.JPG
Grange Jetty
Population
  • 5,238 (2006 census)[1]
  • 5,083 (2001 census)[2]
 • Density 2,280/km2 (5,900/sq mi)
Established 1878[verification needed]
Postcode(s) 5022[3]
Area 2.3 km2 (0.9 sq mi)
Location 11 km (7 mi) W of Adelaide city centre[3]
LGA(s) City of Charles Sturt[4]
State electorate(s) Colton (2011)[5]
Federal Division(s) Hindmarsh (2011)[6]
Suburbs around Grange:
Tennyson West Lakes Seaton
Gulf St Vincent Grange Seaton
Henley Beach Fulham Gardens
Looking southeast over the coastal sand dune at the sea-front buildings of Grange on the north side of Grange jetty.
The Grange, Charles Sturt's cottage

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

History[edit]

Originally called The Grange, the suburb is named after Captain Charles Sturt's cottage,[7] which originally stood on 500 acres (200 ha) of farmland. Sturt's farm was subdivided in 1878 by a private company intending to establish a beach resort.[verification needed] The cottage still stands and is now a museum.

Geography[edit]

Grange is a beachside suburb lying just north of Henley Beach. The main land boundaries are Trimmer Parade, Frederick Road and Grange Road.[8]

Demographics[edit]

The 2006 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 5,238 persons in Grange on census night. Of these, 47.1% were male and 52.9% were female.[1]

The majority of residents (77.1%) are of Australian birth, with an additional 5.9% naming England as their country of birth.[1]

The age distribution of Grange residents is skewed slightly higher than the greater Australian population. 72% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%; and 28% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 33.5%.[1]

Politics[edit]

Local government[edit]

Grange is part of Grange Ward in the City of Charles Sturt local government area, being represented in that council by Tom Scheffler and Raelene Hanley.[4]

State and federal[edit]

Grange lies in the state electoral district of Colton[5] and the federal electoral division of Hindmarsh.[6] The suburb is represented in the South Australian House of Assembly by Paul Caica[5] and federally by Steve Georganas.[6]

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.[9]

Community groups[edit]

A community centre is located on Charles Sturt Avenue.[8]

Schools[edit]

Grange Primary School is located on Jetty Street.[10]

Facilities and attractions[edit]

Grange Jetty, built in 1882,[verification needed] lies midway along Grange Beach.[8]

Shopping and dining[edit]

The Grange Hotel, located on the esplanade at Grange Beach, was originally licensed in 1881.[11]

Parks[edit]

In addition to Grange Beach, the suburb has several parks and reserves. Grange Recreation Reserve is located in the northwest of the suburb and offers a playing field and playground. Playgrounds are also located in Lines Reserve, on Lines Street, and Kirkcaldy Park, on Kirkcaldy Avenue.[8] The greenspace in the centre of the suburb is notable as being the location of Charles Sturt's still-extant cottage.[8]

Transportation[edit]

Roads[edit]

Grange is serviced by Grange Road, connecting the suburb to Adelaide city centre. Seaview Road and Military Road link Grange to several of Adelaide's other coastal suburbs. Frederick Road, on the suburb's eastern boundary, connects the suburb with the shopping and entertainment facilities in West Lakes.[8]

Public transport[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Grange (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "Grange (State Suburb)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 September 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Grange, South Australia (Adelaide)". Postcodes-Australia. Postcodes-Australia.com. Retrieved 29 September 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "City of Charles Sturt Wards and Council Members". City of Charles Sturt. Retrieved 29 September June 2011.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. ^ a b c "Electoral Districts - Electoral District for the 2010 Election". Electoral Commission SA. Retrieved 29 September 2011. 
  6. ^ a b c "Find my electorate: Hindmarsh". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 29 September 2011. 
  7. ^ "Place Names of South Australia". The Manning Index of South Australian History. State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f Adelaide and surrounds street directory (47th ed.). UBD. 2009. ISBN 978-0-7319-2336-6. 
  9. ^ "South Australian Newspapers". Newspapers.com.au. Australia G'day. Retrieved 29 September 2011. 
  10. ^ "Australian Schools Directory". Australian Schools Directory. Retrieved 29 September 2011. 
  11. ^ "History". The Grange Hotel official website. Grange Hotel. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  12. ^ "Public Transport in Adelaide". Adelaide Metro official website. Dept. for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure, Public Transport Division. 12 January 2011. Retrieved 29 September 2011. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°54′00″S 138°29′20″E / 34.900°S 138.489°E / -34.900; 138.489