Kidman Park, South Australia

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Kidman Park
AdelaideSouth Australia
Population 2,955 (2006 Census)[1]
2,965 (2001 Census)[2]
Established 1954[3]
Postcode(s) 5025[4]
Location 6.7 km (4 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 Kidman Park:
Seaton Findon Findon
Fulham Gardens Kidman Park Flinders Park
Fulham Gardens Lockleys Lockleys

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

History[edit]

Once owned by the eponymous pastoralist, Sidney Kidman, Kidman Park was established in 1954 by the South Australian Housing Trust.[3]

Geography[edit]

Kidman Park lies between Grange Road and the River Torrens. Findon Road forms the suburb's eastern boundary.[8]

Demographics[edit]

The 2006 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 2,955 persons in Kidman Park on census night. Of these, 49.5% were male and 50.5% were female.[1]

The majority of residents (67.4%) are of Australian birth, with other common census responses being Italy (9.3%), Greece (3.5%) and England (2.4%).[1]

The age distribution of Kidman Park residents is skewed higher than the greater Australian population. 72.7% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%; and 27.3% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 33.5%.[1]

Politics[edit]

Local government[edit]

Kidman Park is part of Findon Ward in the City of Charles Sturt local government area, being represented in that council by Doriana Coppola and Joe Ienco.[5]

State and federal[edit]

Kidman Park 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 Steve Georganas.[7]

Community[edit]

Schools[edit]

Kidman Park Primary School is located on Dean Avenue.[9] It was founded in 1967.[3]

Facilities and attractions[edit]

Parks[edit]

Collins Reserve is located on Valetta Road. Linear Park extends along the River Torrens on the suburbs southern boundary.[8]

Transportation[edit]

Roads[edit]

Kidman Park is serviced by Findon Road and Grange Road, the latter connecting the suburb to Adelaide city centre.[8]

Public transport[edit]

Kidman Park is serviced by public transport run by the Adelaide Metro.[10] buses run on findon road, grand road, valetta road and tapplys hill road.

Bicycle routes[edit]

A combined pedestrian and bicycle path lies along Linear Park, Collins Reserve and the Torrens River.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°54′50″S 138°31′41″E / 34.914°S 138.528°E / -34.914; 138.528