Hindmarsh, South Australia

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AdelaideSouth Australia
Manton st, hindmarsh.jpg
Manton Street, Hindmarsh
Hindmarsh is located in South Australia
Coordinates 34°54′25″S 138°34′12″E / 34.90696°S 138.56992°E / -34.90696; 138.56992Coordinates: 34°54′25″S 138°34′12″E / 34.90696°S 138.56992°E / -34.90696; 138.56992
Population 158 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 179.5/km2 (465/sq mi)
Established c. 1838[2]
Postcode(s) 5007[3]
Area 0.88 km2 (0.3 sq mi)[4]
Location 3.5 km (2 mi) NW of Adelaide city centre[3]
LGA(s) City of Charles Sturt[5]
State electorate(s) West Torrens
Federal Division(s) Adelaide (2011)[6]
Suburbs around Hindmarsh:
Croydon Ridleyton Brompton
West Hindmarsh Hindmarsh Bowden
Torrensville Thebarton North Adelaide
The Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Hindmarsh.
Port Road and South Road, two of Adelaide's major arteries, intersect in Hindmarsh.

Hindmarsh is an inner suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. It is located in the City of Charles Sturt.

The suburb is located between South Road to the west and North Adelaide. The River Torrens forms its southern boundary and the Grange and Outer Harbour railway line forms the northeast.[7]


The suburb was named by South Australia's first Governor, Sir John Hindmarsh. Hindmarsh was the first owner of section 353 in the Hundred of Yatala, being among the earliest to make a selection of a "country section" to which he and other early investors in South Australia were entitled by their purchase of land orders prior to settlment (see Lands administrative divisions of South Australia § Land division history). He and Mr Lindsay subdivided the land in June 1838 and were responsible for it being laid out as the first private town in the colony of South Australia.[4] In the process, according to South Australian historian Geoffrey Manning, the Governor "acquired a dubious reputation by prohibiting squatting in the Parklands, thus forcing people to acquire land in the subdivision".[2]

The modern suburb of Hindmarsh has western and southern boundaries contiguous with the original village and section 353, the Torrens River being the southern boundary. The modern suburn includes land between Port Road and the railway line as well, making the railway line the northern border instead of Port Road, as it was for the early village.


The 2006 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 127 persons in Hindmarsh on census night. Of these, 58.3% were male and 41.7% were female.[8]

The majority of residents (51.2%) are of Australian birth, with other common census responses being Italy (5.5%), India (5.5%), China (4.7%), Greece (4.7%) and Philippines (3.1%).[8]

The age distribution of Hindmarsh residents is similar to that of the greater Australian population. 70.8% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%; and 29.2% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 33.5%.[8]


Local government[edit]

Hindmarsh is part of Beverley Ward in the City of Charles Sturt local government area, being represented in that council by Edgar Agius and Mick Harley.[5]

State and federal[edit]

Hindmarsh lies in the state electoral district of West Torrens. Prior to the 2016 redistribution it was in the Croydon district.[9] and the federal electoral division of Adelaide.[6] The suburb is represented in the South Australian House of Assembly by Michael Atkinson[9] and federally by Kate Ellis.[6]


The local newspaper is the Weekly Times Messenger. Other regional and national newspapers such as The Advertiser and The Australian are also available.[10]

Facilities and attractions[edit]

Within Hindmarsh is the 16,500-seat Hindmarsh Stadium, home to the Adelaide United football club, the Adelaide Entertainment Centre and the Seven Network's Adelaide studio.

Shopping and dining[edit]

There are several cafes and restaurants along Port Road and elsewhere in the suburb.


Tram stop outside the Entertainment Centre.


Hindmarsh is serviced by Port Road, connecting suburb to Adelaide city centre, and South Road, which forms its western boundary.[7]

Public transport[edit]

Hindmarsh is serviced by public transport run by the Adelaide Metro.[11]


The Grange and Outer Harbour railway line passes beside the suburb.[11] The closest station is Bowden.[7]


Adelaide Metro operates a tram service to the Entertainment Centre.[11]


The suburb is serviced by bus routes managed by the Adelaide Metro.[11]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Hindmarsh (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 October 2016.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Place Names of South Australia". The Manning Index of South Australian History. State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Hindmarsh, South Australia (Adelaide)". Postcodes-Australia. Postcodes-Australia.com. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Placename Details: Hindmarsh". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. 17 August 2010. SA0030651. Retrieved 11 December 2017. Derivation of Name: Governor John Hindmarsh; Other Details: The first private town laid out in the colony. Originally a private subdivision of section 353. Governor Hindmarsh owned the land prior to the subdivision into allotments by Messers Hindmarsh and Lindsay in June 1838. Portions of the suburbs of Bowden, Brompton & Ridleyton added the suburb of Hindmarsh. The area of land where the suburb is located was recorded by Teichelmann & Schurmann as Karraudo-ngga and by William Williams as Kurrayundonga. 
  5. ^ a b "City of Charles Sturt Wards and Council Members" (PDF). City of Charles Sturt. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 August 2011. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c "Find my electorate: Adelaide". Australian Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 11 March 2012. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  7. ^ a b c Adelaide and surrounds street directory (49th ed.). UBD. 2011. ISBN 978-0-7319-2652-7. 
  8. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Hindmarsh (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "Electoral Districts - Electoral District for the 2010 Election". Electoral Commission SA. Archived from the original on 22 August 2011. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  10. ^ "South Australian Newspapers". Newspapers.com.au. Australia G'day. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  11. ^ a b c d "Public Transport in Adelaide". Adelaide Metro official website. Dept. for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure, Public Transport Division. Archived from the original on 26 April 2011. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 

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