Black Forest, South Australia

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Black Forest
AdelaideSouth Australia
 • Density 1,226/km2 (3,175/sq mi)
Established 1850[3]
Postcode(s) 5035[4]
Area 1.63 km2 (0.6 sq mi)
Location 4.7 km (3 mi) SW of Adelaide city centre[4]
LGA(s) City of Unley
State electorate(s) Ashford (2011)[5]
Federal Division(s) Adelaide (2011)[6]
Suburbs around Black Forest:
Glandore Everard Park and Forestville Forestville
Glandore Black Forest Millswood
Edwardstown Clarence Park Clarence Park

Black Forest is an inner southern suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. It is located in the City of Unley.


There have been three Post Offices named Black Forest; the first opened on 1 September 1899 and was renamed Glandore in 1915, the second opened on 10 November 1947 and was renamed Clarence Park West in 1966 and the third opened on 8 January 1996.[7]


Black Forest is bounded by the Glenelg Tramline (north), the Seaford railway line (south), South Road (west) and East Avenue (east).[8]


The 2006 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 1,846 persons in Black Forest on census night. Of these, 47.2% were male and 52.8% were female.[2]

The majority of residents (79.0%) are of Australian birth, with other common census responses being England (3.1%) and Greece (2.3%).[2]

The age distribution of Parkside residents is comparable to that of the greater Australian population. 67.7% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%; and 32.3% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 33.5%.[2]



Black Forest Primary School opened in 1919[9] and is located on South Road.[10]

Facilities and attractions[edit]


Forest Reserve is located near the centre of Black Forest. There is another small park on Byron Road,[8] the Princess Margaret Playground.



South Road overpass over Cross Road, looking south

Black Forest is serviced by South Road.[8]

Public transport[edit]

Black Forest is serviced by tram, train and buses run by the Adelaide Metro.[11]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Black Forest (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Black Forest (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "How Unley Developed". City of Unley. Retrieved 1 January 2011.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ a b "Black Forest, South Australia (Adelaide)". Postcodes-Australia. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "Electoral Districts - Electoral District for the 2010 Election". Electoral Commission SA. Archived from the original on 22 August 2011. Retrieved 15 April 2011. 
  6. ^ "Find my electorate". Australian Electoral Commission. 15 April 2011. Retrieved 15 April 2011. 
  7. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  8. ^ a b c Adelaide and surrounds street directory (47th ed.). UBD. 2009. ISBN 978-0-7319-2336-6. 
  9. ^ "The Manning Index of South Australian History". State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  10. ^ "Australian Schools Directory". Australian Schools Directory. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  11. ^ "Public Transport in Adelaide". Adelaide Metro official website. Dept. for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure, Public Transport Division. 12 January 2011. Archived from the original on 26 April 2011. Retrieved 15 April 2011. 

External links[edit]

  • "City of Unley". Official website. City of Unley. Retrieved 14 April 2011. 

Coordinates: 34°57′50″S 138°34′34″E / 34.964°S 138.576°E / -34.964; 138.576