Munno Para, South Australia

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Munno Para
AdelaideSouth Australia
Population 1,754 (2006 Census)[1]
Postcode(s) 5115
LGA(s) City of Playford
State electorate(s) Light
Federal Division(s) Wakefield
Suburbs around Munno Para:
Munno Para Downs Kudla Evanston South
Munno Para West Munno Para Blakeview
Smithfield Plains Smithfield Blakeview

Munno Para is a northern suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. It is located in the City of Playford.

History[edit]

In the local Kaurna dialect, Munno Para means golden wattle creek.[2]

Until 1997, Munno Para was part of the City of Munno Para, formerly the District Council of Munno Para.

Geography[edit]

The suburb lies northeast of Elizabeth and Smithfield. Munno Para is basically rectangular in shape, lying lengthwise along the Gawler Central railway line.

Demographics[edit]

The 2006 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 1,754 persons in Munno Para on census night. Of these, 49.2% were male and 50.8% were female.[1]

The majority of residents (74.7%) are of Australian birth, with an additional 12.9% declaring England as their country of birth.[1]

The average age of Munno Para residents is slightly lower than the greater Australian population. 60.4% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%; and 39.6% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 33.5%.[1]

Community[edit]

The local newspaper is the News Review Messenger. Other regional and national newspapers such as The Advertiser and The Australian are also available.

Schools[edit]

Munno Para Primary School is located near the centre of the suburb.

Attractions[edit]

Parks[edit]

There is greenspace throughout the residential areas of the suburb.

Transportation[edit]

Roads[edit]

Munno Para is serviced by Main North Road, linking the suburb to Gawler, Elizabeth and Salisbury.

Public transport[edit]

Munno Para is serviced by buses run by the Adelaide Metro. The suburb also lies astride the Gawler Central railway line, being serviced at Munno Para railway station.

Bicycle routes[edit]

A bicycle path extends through parklands through the middle of the suburb.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Munno Para (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Place Names of South Australia". The Manning Index of South Australian History. State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°40′05″S 138°42′00″E / 34.668°S 138.7°E / -34.668; 138.7