Kent Town, South Australia
Adelaide, South Australia
|Population||1,210 (2016 census)|
|• Density||2,020/km2 (5,200/sq mi)|
|Area||0.6 km2 (0.2 sq mi)|
|LGA(s)||City of Norwood Payneham St Peters|
Kent Town was named for Dr. Benjamin Archer Kent (1808 – 25 November 1864), who before emigrating was a medical practitioner in Walsall, Staffordshire. He established a flour mill and farm which failed financially and obliged him to return to his profession to support his family. He sold his property at a handsome profit, repaid all his creditors and returned to England.
The age distribution of Kent Town residents is comparable to that of the greater Australian population. 66.2% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%; and 33.8% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 33.5%.
Prince Alfred College is located in the suburb.
The suburb is serviced by the following main roads:
- Dequetteville Terrace, forming the western boundary of the suburb.
- Fullarton Road, running north-south between Norwood and Springfield
- Rundle Street, cutting horizontally across the middle of Kent Town.
Kent Town is serviced by public transport run by the Adelaide Metro.
- City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters
- Local Government Association of SA - City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters
- 2006 ABS Census Data by Location