Parkside, South Australia
Adelaide, South Australia
|Population||4,791 (2016 census)|
|• Density||2,939/km2 (7,613/sq mi)|
|Area||1.63 km2 (0.6 sq mi)|
|Location||2.4 km (1 mi) S of Adelaide city centre|
|LGA(s)||City of Unley|
|State electorate(s)||Unley (2011)|
|Federal division(s)||Adelaide (2011)|
The suburb was once home to the mental health campus of the Royal Adelaide Hospital. Known as 'The Parkside Asylum', it was the primary mental health facility in the state, and occupied approximately one-third of the suburb's area.[verification needed]
This section needs to be updated.(July 2019)
The age distribution of Parkside residents is comparable to that of the greater Australian population. 71.7% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%; and 28.3% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 33.5%.
Facilities and attractions
Shopping and dining
The suburb is within walking distance of the Unley Road shopping and dining precinct.
One of the largest parks in Parkside is Howard Florey Reserve, on the corner of Campbell Road and Fullarton Road. Henry Codd Reserve lies between Maud Street and Fuller Street and connects via a walking trail to the Leicester Street playground. There is also Mcleay Park, lying between George Street and Jaffrey Street. Most of these parks are fenced in, making them suitable for small children. All have their own playgrounds.
Slingsby Theatre Company, an internationally touring theatrical company, has its home on Glen Osmond Road. The company seeks to "...lovingly craft original, beautiful, complex, life-affirming, heartfelt, richly rewarding, emotive and bold theatre for adults and young people...".
The suburb is serviced by several main roads. Unley and Fullarton Roads connect the suburb to the Adelaide city centre. Glen Osmond Road passes beside Parkside, linking the inner southeast of metropolitan Adelaide to the South Eastern Freeway.
The Glenelg tram line is also very close to Parkside and there was once another tram line running south from the city.
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- "City of Unley". Official website. City of Unley. Retrieved 14 April 2011.