City of Port Adelaide Enfield
|City of Port Adelaide Enfield
|• Density||1,149/km2 (2,976/sq mi)|
|Area||97 km2 (37.5 sq mi)|
|Council seat||Port Adelaide|
|State electorate(s)||Port Adelaide, Lee, Cheltenham, Croydon, Playford, Enfield, Torrens, Florey, Norwood|
|Federal Division(s)||Port Adelaide, Adelaide, Makin, Sturt|
The City of Port Adelaide Enfield was established on 26 March 1996 by the amalgamation of the City of Port Adelaide and the City of Enfield, and is one of the larger metropolitan councils within South Australia.
Extending from the River Torrens to Outer Harbor, and covering an area of approximately 97 km², the City offers some of the South Australia's finest historical buildings and landmarks, together with a wealth of beautiful parks and excellent cultural and recreational facilities.
The current Mayor, elected in 2006, is Gary Johanson. There are 17 Ward Councillors who represent the residents and businesses of their wards at council meetings.
The Port Adelaide area is known as the History Precinct, as it is home to the Maritime Museum, the National Railway Museum and the Aviation Museum.
Early port suburb division names
From the late 1830s to 1945, the area surrounding Port Adelaide was subdivided into many small district areas as owners bought, subdivided and sold areas of land. As the areas became smaller, and more landowners named their own estates, the number of these early "suburbs" reached 90. By the 1940s this was becoming a problem, so the Port Adelaide Council moved to reduce the number of local district areas to 18, in 1945. The boundaries and names of the suburbs were further stabilised when postcodes were introduced to Australia in 1967.
|Modern Name||Early Subdivision Name|
|Alberton||Albert Town, Glebe|
|Birkenhead||Bridgetown, Bridgewater, Davies Town, Sandwell|
|Exeter||Bath, Davies Town, Fisherville, Freshwater, Greenwich, Staplehurst, Waterville|
|Gillman||Newshaven, North Arm, Northarmton|
|Glanville||Port Bridge, Waterville|
|Largs Bay||Eastbourne, Ferryville, Guilford, Harveyton, Hastings, Newport, Shoreham, Ward Town, Margate|
|Largs North||London, Swansea, Largs Bay Estate|
|Osborne||Brooklyn, Mascotte, Midlunga, Blackpool, Austral-Brindisi Estate|
|Ottoway||Guildford Park, Hardwicke, Norbiton, Sassafras Estate, Whiteville|
|Outer Harbor||Eurimbla, Harbour Park, Portsmouth|
|Peterhead||Farnham, Gold Diggers Village, Hamley, Sandwell|
|Port Adelaide||Greytown, Moilong, Newhaven, Portland Estate, Portsea|
|Rosewater||Bayswater, Paddington, Dockville, Perth, Yatala, Rosatala, Kingsnorth, Greytown, Kingston, Kingston East, Kelmscott, Rosewater East|
|Semaphore||Alderley, Clairville, Clifton, Freshwater, Kew, New Liverpool, Plymouth, Scarborough, Weymouth|
|Semaphore South||Saint Margaret's, Thornton, Whitby|
|Taperoo||Draper, Gedville Estate, Koolena, Kooraka, River View, Silicate, Silicate Beach|
|Wingfield||Brooklyn, Dundas, Hull, Millicent, Myrtlehome, Newark, Norahville, Rosslyn, Wicklow|
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (30 March 2010). "Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2008–09". Retrieved 4 June 2010.
- Couper-Smartt, 2003:167