Hilton, South Australia

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AdelaideSouth Australia
St in hilton.jpg
Residential street in Hilton
Population 807 (2006 census)[1]
793 (2001 Census)[2]
Established c. 1849[3]
Postcode(s) 5033[4]
Location 2.8 km (2 mi) W of Adelaide city centre[4]
LGA(s) City of West Torrens
State electorate(s) Ashford (2011)[5]
Federal Division(s) Hindmarsh (2011)[6]
Suburbs around Hilton:
Cowandilla Mile End Mile End
Cowandilla Hilton Mile End, Mile End South
Cowandilla Richmond Mile End South

Hilton is an inner western suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. It is located in the City of West Torrens, for which it is the council seat.


The land now covering the suburb of Hilton was received by Matthew Davenport Hill in 1839. About ten years later, The 'Village of Hilton' was laid out by his attorney, George Milner Stephen.[3]

The historic 1935 West Torrens Council Chambers are listed on the South Australian Heritage Register.[7]


Hilton is a rectangular suburb lying across Sir Donald Bradman Drive.[8]


The 2006 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 807 persons in Hilton on census night. Of these, 51.2% were male and 48.8% were female.[1]

The majority of residents (65.2%) are of Australian birth, with other common census responses being Greece (7.3%), England (3.6%) and China (2.4%).[1]

The age distribution of Hilton residents is skewed slightly higher than the greater Australian population. 71.2% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%; and 28.8% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 33.5%.[1]


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

Facilities and attractions[edit]

The West Torrens Civic Centre (council offices) are on the corner of Sir Donald Bradman Drive and Brooker Terrace. The Hamra Centre Library is located next door.[8]

Shopping and dining[edit]

Hilton Plaza shopping centre is located on the corner of Sir Donald Bradman Drive and Bagot Avenue.[8]



Hilton is serviced by Sir Donald Bradman Drive, connecting the suburb to Adelaide City Centre.[8]

Public transport[edit]

Hilton is serviced by public transport run by the Adelaide Metro.[10] The bus routes that serve Hilton are 163, 720, 720H and the J1.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Hilton (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "Hilton (State Suburb)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Place Names of South Australia". The Manning Index of South Australian History. State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Hilton, South Australia (Adelaide)". Postcodes-Australia. Postcodes-Australia.com. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "Electoral Districts - Electoral District for the 2010 Election". Electoral Commission SA. Archived from the original on 22 August 2011. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  6. ^ "Find my electorate". Australian Electoral Commission. 15 April 2011. Archived from the original on 30 April 2011. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  7. ^ "West Torrens Council Chambers (1935 Building only)". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 11 September 2016. 
  8. ^ a b c d Adelaide and surrounds street directory (47th ed.). UBD. 2009. ISBN 978-0-7319-2336-6. 
  9. ^ "South Australian Newspapers". Newspapers.com.au. Australia G'day. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  10. ^ "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 20 April 2011. 

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Coordinates: 34°55′52″S 138°34′12″E / 34.931°S 138.570°E / -34.931; 138.570