Kent Town, South Australia

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Kent Town
AdelaideSouth Australia
Population 1,210 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density 2,020/km2 (5,200/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 5067
Area 0.6 km2 (0.2 sq mi)
LGA(s) City of Norwood Payneham St Peters
State electorate(s) Dunstan
Federal Division(s) Adelaide
Suburbs around Kent Town:
Hackney College Park Stepney
Adelaide Kent Town Norwood
Adelaide Adelaide Rose Park

Kent Town is an inner urban suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. It is located in the 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.[2]

Kent Town was the location of two successive sites of the Kent Town Brewery the second of which in 1888 became the malthouse for SA Brewing, now redeveloped into apartments.


The 2006 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 1,151 persons in Kent Town on census night. Of these, 57.1% were male and 42.9% were female.[1]

The majority of residents (62.3%) are of Australian birth, with other common census responses being Malaysia (3.8%), India (3.7%), China (3.7%) and England (3.6%).[1]

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%.[1]



Prince Alfred College is located in the suburb.




The suburb is serviced by the following main roads:

Public transport[edit]

Kent Town is serviced by public transport run by the Adelaide Metro.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Kent Town (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Manning Index of SA Place Names". State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 3 March 2018.

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Coordinates: 34°55′13″S 138°37′09″E / 34.920278°S 138.619167°E / -34.920278; 138.619167