Kidman Park, South Australia

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Kidman Park
AdelaideSouth Australia
Population 2,955 (2006 Census)[1]
2,965 (2001 Census)[2]
Established 1954[3]
Postcode(s) 5025[4]
Location 6.7 km (4 mi) W of Adelaide city centre[4]
LGA(s) City of Charles Sturt[5]
State electorate(s) Colton (2011)[6]
Federal Division(s) Hindmarsh (2011)[7]
Suburbs around Kidman Park:
Seaton Findon Findon
Fulham Gardens Kidman Park Flinders Park
Fulham Gardens Lockleys Lockleys

Kidman Park is a western suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. It is located in the City of Charles Sturt.


Once owned by the eponymous pastoralist, Sidney Kidman, Kidman Park was established in 1954 by the South Australian Housing Trust.[3]


Kidman Park lies between Grange Road and the River Torrens. Findon Road forms the suburb's eastern boundary.[8]


The 2006 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 2,955 persons in Kidman Park on census night. Of these, 49.5% were male and 50.5% were female.[1]

The majority of residents (67.4%) are of Australian birth, with other common census responses being Italy (9.3%), Greece (3.5%) and England (2.4%).[1]

The age distribution of Kidman Park residents is skewed higher than the greater Australian population. 72.7% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%; and 27.3% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 33.5%.[1]


Local government[edit]

Kidman Park is part of Findon Ward in the City of Charles Sturt local government area, being represented in that council by Doriana Coppola and Joe Ienco.[5]

State and federal[edit]

Kidman Park lies in the state electoral district of Colton[6] and the federal electoral division of Hindmarsh.[7] The suburb is represented in the South Australian House of Assembly by Paul Caica[6] and federally by Matt WilliamsC/>



Kidman Park Primary School is located on Dean Avenue.[9] It was founded in 1967.[3]

Facilities and attractions[edit]


Collins Reserve is located on Valetta Road. Linear Park extends along the River Torrens on the suburbs southern boundary.[8]



Kidman Park is serviced by Findon Road and Grange Road, the latter connecting the suburb to Adelaide city centre.[8]

Public transport[edit]

Kidman Park is serviced by public transport run by the Adelaide Metro.[10] buses run on findon road, grand road, valetta road and tapplys hill road.

Bicycle routes[edit]

A combined pedestrian and bicycle path lies along Linear Park, Collins Reserve and the Torrens River.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Kidman Park (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "Kidman Park (State Suburb)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Place Names of South Australia". The Manning Index of South Australian History. State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Kidman Park, South Australia (Adelaide)". Postcodes-Australia. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "City of Charles Sturt Wards and Council Members" (PDF). City of Charles Sturt. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c "Electoral Districts - Electoral District for the 2010 Election". Electoral Commission SA. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Find my electorate: Hindmarsh". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  8. ^ a b c d Adelaide and surrounds street directory (49th ed.). UBD. 2011. ISBN 978-0-7319-2652-7. 
  9. ^ "Australian Schools Directory". Australian Schools Directory. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  10. ^ "Public Transport in Adelaide". Adelaide Metro official website. Dept. for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure, Public Transport Division. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°54′50″S 138°31′41″E / 34.914°S 138.528°E / -34.914; 138.528