Unley, South Australia

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Unley
AdelaideSouth Australia
Population 3,585 (2006 census)[1]
3,427 (2001 census)[2]
Established 1840[3]
Postcode(s) 5061
LGA(s) City of Unley
Suburbs around Unley:
Adelaide
Parklands
Adelaide
Parklands
Adelaide
Parklands
Wayville
Goodwood
Unley Parkside
Fullarton
Millswood Hyde Park Malvern Malvern

Unley is an inner-southern suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. The affluent suburb lies within the City of Unley. The suburb is the home of South Australian National Football League (SANFL) club Sturt. Unley neighbours the Parklands, Fullarton, Hyde Park, Malvern, Parkside, Wayville.

The boundaries of Unley are Greenhill Road (north), Unley Road, Maud Street and Windsor Street (east), Cremorne Street and Opey Avenue (south) and King William Road (west).

History[edit]

Prior to British settlement, Unley was home to the indigenous peoples of the Kaurna tribe. Settlement by migrants commenced in the mid-19th century with arrivals predominantly from United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and to a small extent German speaking lands. At this time a small number of other ethnic groups also appeared. The land was cleared of native forest to farm sheep and cattle and to plant vineyards and orchards. Since then, it has developed into a commercial hub, just south of Adelaide's city centre. The suburb also has a significant Greek Australian population.

Unley Post Office opened on 17 January 1850.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Population 2001[2]  % 2006[1]  %  % change
Total 3,427 3,585 + 4.6%
by Gender
Females 1,750 51.1% 1,850 51.6% + 5.7%
Males 1,677 48.9% 1,735 48.4% + 3.5%
by Age Group
0-4 173 5.0% 215 6.0% +24.3%
5-14 324 9.5% 329 9.2% + 1.5%
15-24 509 14.9% 519 14.5% + 2.0%
25-54 1,688 49.3% 1,701 47.4% + 0.8%
55-64 338 9.9% 392 10.9% +16.0%
65+ 396 11.6% 427 11.9% + 7.8%
by Country of Birth
Australia 2,477 72.3% 2,533 70.7% + 2.3%
England 175 5.1% 183 5.1% + 4.6%
Greece 132 3.9% 104 2.9% -21.2%
Italy 127 3.7% 124 3.5% - 2.4%
Scotland 30 0.9%
Germany 24 0.7%
China 69 1.9%
Malaysia 32 0.9%
Dwellings 2001[2]  % 2006[1]  %  % change
Total dwellings 1,717 1,755 + 2.2%
Occupied dwellings 1,582 1,616 + 2.1%
by Dwelling Type
Separate house 924 58.4% 906 56.1% - 1.9%
Semi-detached, row 346 21.9% 370 22.9% + 6.9%
Flat, unit, etc. 305 19.3% 340 21.0% +11.5%
by Ownership
Fully owned 586 37.0% 499 30.9% -14.8%
Purchasing 352 22.4% 455 28.2% +29.3%
Rented 530 33.5% 576 35.6% + 8.7%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Unley (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 July 2008. 
  2. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "Unley (State Suburb)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 July 2008. 
  3. ^ "How Unley Developed". City of Unley. Retrieved 19 February 2009. 
  4. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°57′S 138°36′E / 34.950°S 138.600°E / -34.950; 138.600