Kilkenny, South Australia

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Kilkenny
AdelaideSouth Australia
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Looking south on David Terrace. Kilkenny is on the left.
Population 1,551 (2006 census)[1]
1,392 (2001 Census)[2]
Established 1849[3]
Postcode(s) 5009[4]
Location 7.5 km (5 mi) NW of Adelaide city centre[4]
LGA(s) City of Charles Sturt[5]
State electorate(s) Croydon (2012) & Enfield (2012)[6]
Federal Division(s) Port Adelaide (2012)[7]
Suburbs around Kilkenny:
Woodville North Woodville Gardens Ferryden Park
Woodville Park Kilkenny Croydon Park
Beverley Beverley West Croydon

Kilkenny is an inner north-western suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. It is located in the City of Charles Sturt.

History[edit]

The area incorporating the current suburb of Kilkenny was subdivided in 1849 as the Township of Kilkenny.[3]

Geography[edit]

Kilkenny straddles Torrens Road where it joins with Regency Road. Kilkenny Road and David Terrace forms its western boundary.[8]

Demographics[edit]

The 2006 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 1,551 persons in Kilkenny on census night. Of these, 48.0% were male and 52.0% were female.[1]

The majority of residents (56.9%) are of Australian birth, with other common census responses being Italy (5.0%), Vietnam (4.6%), England (3.4%) and Greece (2.4%).[1]

The age distribution of Kilkenny residents is similar to that of the greater Australian population. 71.4% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%; and 28.6% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 33.5%.[1]

Politics[edit]

Local government[edit]

Kilkenny is part of Hindmarsh Ward in the City of Charles Sturt local government area, with representative councillors Paul Alexandrides and Alice Campbell.[5]

State and federal[edit]

Kilkenny lies in the state electoral districts of Croydon and Enfield[6] and the federal electoral division of Port Adelaide.[7] The suburb is represented in the South Australian House of Assembly by Michael Atkinson (Croydon) and John Rau (Enfield) [6] and federally by Mark Butler.[7]

Community[edit]

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

Schools[edit]

Challa Gardens Primary School is located on Humphries Terrace.[10]

Facilities and attractions[edit]

Shopping and dining[edit]

Centro Arndale is located on Torrens Road in the north of the suburb.[8]

Parks[edit]

The main park in the suburb is Alton Reserve on Reynell Street. McInerny Reserve, in West Croydon, is accessible from Pinda and Mundulla streets.[8]

Transportation[edit]

Kilkenny railway station

Roads[edit]

Kilkenny is serviced by Regency Road and Torrens Road, the latter of which connects the suburb to Adelaide city centre.[8]

Public transport[edit]

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

Trains[edit]

The Grange and Outer Harbour railway lines pass through the suburb. The closest station is Kilkenny.

Buses[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Kilkenny (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "Kilkenny (State Suburb)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Place Names of South Australia". The Manning Index of South Australian History. State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Kilkenny, South Australia (Adelaide)". Postcodes-Australia. Postcodes-Australia.com. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  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 2 February 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c "Electoral Districts - Electoral District for the 2010 Election". Electoral Commission SA. Archived from the original on 22 August 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  7. ^ a b c "Find my electorate: Port Adelaide". 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. ^ "South Australian Newspapers". Newspapers.com.au. Australia G'day. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  10. ^ "Australian Schools Directory". Australian Schools Directory. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  11. ^ a b "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 2 February 2012. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°52′26″S 138°32′53″E / 34.874°S 138.548°E / -34.874; 138.548