Henley Beach, South Australia

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Henley Beach
AdelaideSouth Australia
Henley Beach jetty
  • 5,405 (2006 census)[1]
  • 5,422 (2001 census)[2]
 • Density 2,160/km2 (5,600/sq mi)
Established c. 1860[3]
Postcode(s) 5022[4]
Area 2.5 km2 (1.0 sq mi)
Location 9.7 km (6 mi) W of Adelaide city centre[4]
LGA(s) City of Charles Sturt[5]
State electorate(s) Colton (2011)[6]
Federal Division(s) Hindmarsh (2011)[7]
Suburbs around Henley Beach:
Grange Grange
Gulf St Vincent Henley Beach Fulham Gardens
Henley Beach South Fulham
Henley Beach at Henley Beach

Henley Beach is a coastal suburb of Adelaide, South Australia in the City of Charles Sturt.


Named for English town of Henley-on-Thames, the Town of Henley Beach was promoted in the South Australian Register in 1860 as being "free from all the noxious smells which have been cause of complaint elsewhere".[3] The Register again advertised the township in 1874:[3]

While admitted to be one of the finest in the colony, [it] has been somewhat neglected owing to the road not being made. The District Council and private enterprise, however, have overcome this...


Henley Beach lies between the western extremities of Grange and Henley Beach roads.[8]


The 2006 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 5,405 persons in Henley Beach on census night. Of these, 49.9% were male and 50.1% were female.[1]

The majority of residents (73.6%) are of Australian birth, with a further 6.8% identifying England as their country of origin.[1]

The age distribution of Henley Beach residents is skewed slightly higher than the greater Australian population. 71.2% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%; and 28.8% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 33.5%.[1]


Local government[edit]

Henley Beach is part of Henley Ward in the City of Charles Sturt local government area, being represented in that council by Jim Fitzpatrick and Robert Randall.[5]

State and federal[edit]

Henley Beach lies in the state electoral district of Colton[6] and the federal electoral division of Hindmarsh.[7] The suburb is represented in the South Australian House of Assembly by Paul Caica[6] and federally by Matt Williams.[7]



There are several schools in the suburb, including Fulham Gardens Primary School (Mitton Avenue), Fulham North Primary School (Cheadle Street) and Henley High School (Cudmore Terrace). St Michael's College and henley beach primary school and

Star of the Sea School are also located in Henley Beach.[9]

Facilities and attractions[edit]

Shopping and dining[edit]

There are several shops, hotels and restaurants near Henley Square.


Henley Square is located beside Henley Jetty on the Esplanade. Other significant greenspace in the suburb is the Henley Grange Memorial Oval and John Mitchell Oval. Henley Beach extends the length of the suburb.[8]



Henley Beach is serviced by Grange Road and Henley Beach Road, both connecting the suburb to Adelaide city centre. Seaview Road runs along the coast.[8]

Public transport[edit]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Henley Beach (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "Henley Beach (State Suburb)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Place Names of South Australia". The Manning Index of South Australian History. State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Henley Beach, South Australia (Adelaide)". Postcodes-Australia. Postcodes-Australia.com. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "City of Charles Sturt Wards and Council Members" (PDF). City of Charles Sturt. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c "Electoral Districts - Electoral District for the 2010 Election". Electoral Commission SA. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  7. ^ a b c "Find my electorate: Hindmarsh". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  8. ^ a b c Adelaide and surrounds street directory (49th ed.). UBD. 2011. ISBN 978-0-7319-2652-7. 
  9. ^ "Australian Schools Directory". Australian Schools Directory. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  10. ^ "Public Transport in Adelaide". Adelaide Metro official website. Dept. for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure, Public Transport Division. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°55′12″S 138°29′38″E / 34.92°S 138.494°E / -34.92; 138.494