Goodwood, South Australia

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AdelaideSouth Australia
Population 2,810 (2011 census)[1]
Established 1849[2]
Postcode(s) 5034
Location 3 km (2 mi) from Adelaide
LGA(s) City of Unley
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s) Adelaide
Suburbs around Goodwood:

Goodwood is an upmarket inner southern suburb of the city of Adelaide. It neighbours the Royal Adelaide Showgrounds and features several churches in its commercial district. Its major precinct is Goodwood Road, which is home to many shops and businesses, as well as the local state school (Goodwood Primary School).


The original land surveyed of 1839 was granted to the South Australian Company and named Goodwood. Two other sections of land had been sold to settler Thomas Hardy in May 1838, who sold it to his son, Arthur in 1841. The 1840 census shows that there was a Village of Goodwood with a population of 100, but the first registration of a contact for sale was not until 1846. In 1849, Arthur Hardy subdivided his property into a number of four acre blocks, naming it Goodwood Park.[3] The Belair railway line also goes through the suburb as does the city to Glenelg tram line.


Goodwood is in the City of Unley local government area. It straddles the boundary of the state electorates of Ashford and Unley. It is in the federal Division of Adelaide. Its postcode is 5034.

Housing Demand[edit]

Goodwood has historically had a high demand for housing due to its proximity to CBD (and train/tram stops) and zoning with some of the best primary and high schools in the Adelaide Metro region. As a result, the property market has sharply risen over the past few years. The median house price is generally much higher than the metro average, and is out of reach for a lot of buyers, which places a greater demand on units. The suburb also has one of the best rental yields in the region. Some of the most sought after streets include Leader Street, Parsons Street, Goodwood Road and King William Road.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Goodwood (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "How Unley Developed". City of Unley. Archived from the original on 27 December 2008. Retrieved 19 February 2009. 
  3. ^ "The Manning Index of South Australian History". Retrieved 14 November 2009. 

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Coordinates: 34°57′07″S 138°35′42″E / 34.952°S 138.595°E / -34.952; 138.595