Hackham West, South Australia

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Hackham West
AdelaideSouth Australia
Population 3,763 (2006 Census)[1]
3,871 (2001 Census)[2]
Postcode(s) 5163[3]
Location 25 km (16 mi) S of Adelaide city centre[3]
LGA(s) City of Onkaparinga[4]
State electorate(s) Mawson (2011)[5]
Federal Division(s) Kingston (2011)[6]
Suburbs around Hackham West:
Christie Downs Morphett Vale Morphett Vale
Noarlunga Centre, Noarlunga Downs Hackham West Hackham
Noarlunga Downs Huntfield Heights Hackham

Hackham West is an outer southern suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. It is located in the City of Onkaparinga.


The suburb has existed for about thirty years. Prior to this, the area was rural with vineyards and farms.[citation needed]


Hackham West lies between the Southern Expressway and Main South Road to the west and east, respectively. To the north, the suburb is bounded by Beach Road and Honeypot Road forms its southern boundary.[7]


The 2006 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 3,763 persons in Hackham West on census night. Of these, 49.1% were male and 50.9% were female.[1]

The majority of residents (74.3%) are of Australian birth, with another common census response being England (9.2%).[1]

The age distribution of Hackham West residents is similar to that of the greater Australian population. 63.3% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%; and 36.7% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 33.5%.[1]


Local government[edit]

Hackham West is part of Mid South Coast Ward in the City of Onkaparinga local government area,[4] being represented in that council by William Jamieson, Chris Knight and Kym Richardson.[8]

State and federal[edit]

Hackham West lies in the state electoral district of Mawson[5] and the federal electoral division of Kingston.[6] The suburb is represented in the South Australian House of Assembly by Leon Bignell[5] and federally by Amanda Rishworth.[6]


The local newspaper is the Southern Times Messenger. Other regional and national newspapers such as The Advertiser and The Australian are also available.[9]


Hackham West Primary School is located on Glynville Drive.[10]

Community Centre[edit]

The Hackham West Community Centre been operating since 1982. The building itself is owned by the City of Onkaparinga, but the day-to-day management and activities of the Centre are run by the residents of Hackham West. It is located on the corner of Majorca Road and Warsaw Crescent.


On the Corner of Roberts Road and Glynville Drive there is a group of shops, some facing Roberts Road and others facing Glynville Drive. Next to Hackham West Primary School and opposite the Hackham West Community Centre on Warsaw Crescent, there is an IGA supermarket.

Facilities and attractions[edit]


Several parks and other greenspaces intersperse the suburb. The largest reserve lies between Warsaw Crescent, Oslo Crescent and Amsterdam Road. There is a long, thin, park that runs from Beach Road to Honeypot Road broken only by Warsaw Road halfway along. Running from Amsterdam Road to Honepot Road is another park that is also connected by Olympia Crescent and Lieden Court. There is also a good size open space that can be accessed by Oslo Crescent, Bodo Court, and Hamar Court. Several of the parks are equipped with playground equipment and some offer picnic facilities.[7]



Hackham West is serviced by Main South Road, connecting the suburb to the north and south of metropolitan Adelaide, and by Beach and Honeypot roads, which form its northern and southern boundaries respectively.[7]

Public transport[edit]

Hackham West is serviced by a privately run bus company South Link which is publicly funded. The bus following services, 743 that runs seven days a week and 744 which runs a little over a handful of runs on Monday to Friday. It is part of the public transport system run by the Adelaide Metro. Hackham West was serviced by Hackham railway station on the old Willunga railway line. The station had a raised passenger platform during the passenger transport days of this line. However, the stop is now completely disused, the entire line having been dismantled in 1972 from Hallett Cove to Willunga.[citation needed]

Bicycle routes[edit]

A bicycle path extends north-south through the centre of the suburb, following the old railway line. There is also a bicycle path running beside the Southern Expressway.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Hackham West, (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "Hackham West (State Suburb)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Hackham West, South Australia (Adelaide)". Postcodes-Australia. Postcodes-Australia.com. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "City Ward Map". Official website. City of Onkaparinga. Retrieved 19 October 2011.  PDF download
  5. ^ a b c "Electoral Districts - Electoral District for the 2010 Election". Electoral Commission SA. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  6. ^ a b c "Find my electorate: Kingston". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  7. ^ a b c d Adelaide and surrounds street directory (49th ed.). UBD. 2011. ISBN 978-0-7319-2652-7. 
  8. ^ "Mid South Coast ward". Official website. City of Onkaparinga. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  9. ^ "South Australian Newspapers". Newspapers.com.au. Australia G'day. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  10. ^ "Australian Schools Directory". Australian Schools Directory. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 

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Coordinates: 35°08′35″S 138°30′50″E / 35.143°S 138.514°E / -35.143; 138.514