Croydon, South Australia
Adelaide, South Australia
|Population||1,350 (2006 Census)
1,352 (2001 Census)
|Location||4.5 km (3 mi) NW of Adelaide city centre|
|LGA(s)||City of Charles Sturt|
|State electorate(s)||Croydon (2011)|
|Federal Division(s)||Port Adelaide (2011)|
The land on which the suburb now stands was purchased in 1853 by Alfred Watts and Philip Levi. They laid out the Village of Croydon in 1855, comprising Croydon Farm of 40 acres (16 ha) and lots of up to 5 acres (2.0 ha). The village may have been named for Croydon, England, then a part of Surrey, the same county in which Levi had been born.
The age distribution of Croydon residents is similar to that of the greater Australian population. 69.5% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%; and 30.5% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 33.5%.
State and federal
Croydon lies in the state electoral district of Croydon and the federal electoral division of Port Adelaide. The suburb is represented in the South Australian House of Assembly by Michael Atkinson and federally by Mark Butler.
Facilities and attractions
Shopping and dining
On Elizabeth Street, there are cafes (The Queen Street Cafe, The Croydon Store), a bakery (The Red Door), organic store, hairdresser (The Curious Orange) and retro clothing and furniture shops (One Small Room). This section of Elizabeth Street is commonly referred to as Queen Street, and some of the names of the shops refer to Queen Street e.g. The Queen Street Cafe. On Queen Street proper (which runs off Port Road until becoming Elizabeth Street) there is also a hairdresser, a pilates studio and a children's party venue. On Port Road is a warehouse shopping complex with large parking space including Officeworks, Rivers, The Salvation Army Superstore and other retailers.
A park is located on Day Terrace beside Croydon railway station.
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- Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "Croydon (State Suburb)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
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