Albert Park, South Australia
Adelaide, South Australia
|Location||8.9 km (6 mi) NW of Adelaide city centre|
|LGA(s)||City of Charles Sturt|
|State electorate(s)||Cheltenham (2011)|
|Federal Division(s)||Port Adelaide (2011)|
Where the soil is suitable for flower and market gardens, being rich alluvial soil, and lucerne now growing there most luxuriantly and water can be obtained at six feet... Carters... will find it excellently situated as a stopping place for their teams and also for loading at night, being favourably placed in respect both to Adelaide and Port Adelaide.— The Manning Index of South Australian History
In 1920 a parcel of 60 acres (24 ha) of land in Albert Park was bought by the aviator Harry Butler, who set it up the Hendon Aerodrome. Part of this site was subdivided in 1921 for residential development, and together with the aerodrome this land became the new suburb of Hendon. The aerodrome was compulsorily acquired by the Commonwealth in 1922 and operated until 1927, when aviation operations were transferred to Parafield.
The Aerodrome Post Office opened on 19 August 1925. It was renamed Aero Park in 1945 and Albert Park in 1967, before closing in 1987.
The age distribution of Albert Park residents is skewed slightly higher than the greater Australian population. 71.5% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%; and 28.5% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 33.5%.
State and federal
Albert Park lies in the state electoral district of Cheltenham and the federal electoral division of Port Adelaide. The suburb is represented in the South Australian House of Assembly by Jay Weatherill and federally by Mark Butler.
Our Lady Queen of Peace School is located on Botting Street 
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