Renown Park, South Australia

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Renown Park
AdelaideSouth Australia
Harrison renown park.jpg
Harrison Road, Renown Park
Population 1,576 (2006 census)[1]
1,676 (2001 Census)[2]
Established 1920
Postcode(s) 5008[3]
Location 4.1 km (3 mi) NE of Adelaide city centre[3]
LGA(s) City of Charles Sturt
State electorate(s) Croydon (2011)[4]
Federal Division(s) Adelaide (2011)[5]
Suburbs around Renown Park:
West Croydon Croydon Park, Devon Park Devon Park
Ridleyton, Croydon Renown Park Prospect
Brompton, Ridleyton Bowden Ovingham

Renown Park is an inner northern suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. It is located in the City of Charles Sturt.


The suburb lies between Torrens Road and the Gawler railway line, which form its southwestern and eastern boundaries, respectively.[6]


The suburb was established in 1920. It emerged from the sale of land belonging to a John McQuillan upon his death. The land was described in an advertisement as "that fine level area just beyond the Ovingham railway-station".


The 2006 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 1,576 persons in Renown Park on census night. Of these, 47.3% were male and 52.7% were female.[1]

The majority of residents (56.7%) are of Australian birth, with other common census responses being Vietnam (5.4%), England (3.3%), Greece (2.8%) and Poland (2.1%).[1]

The age distribution of Renown Park residents is slightly higher than the greater Australian population. 71% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%; and 29% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 33.5%.[1]


The local newspaper is the Weekly Times Messenger. Other regional and national newspapers such as The Advertiser and The Australian are also available.[7]


Brompton Primary School is located on Napier Street.[8]

Facilities and attractions[edit]


Sam Johnson Sportsground is located between Bolingbroke Avenue and Cavan Avenue.[6]



Renown Park is serviced by South Road, linking the suburb to the far north and south of Adelaide, and Torrens Road, which connects Renown Park with Adelaide city centre.[6]

Public transport[edit]

Renown Park is serviced by public transport run by the Adelaide Metro.[9]


The Gawler railway line passes beside the suburb. The closest station is Ovingham, on Renown Park's southeastern boundary.[9]


The suburb is serviced by bus routes run by the Adelaide Metro.[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Renown Park (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "Renown Park (State Suburb)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Renown Park, South Australia (Adelaide)". Postcodes-Australia. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Electoral Districts - Electoral District for the 2010 Election". Electoral Commission SA. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Find my electorate". Australian Electoral Commission. 15 April 2011. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  6. ^ a b c Adelaide and surrounds street directory (47th ed.). UBD. 2009. ISBN 978-0-7319-2336-6. 
  7. ^ "South Australian Newspapers". Australia G'day. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  8. ^ "Australian Schools Directory". Australian Schools Directory. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  9. ^ a b c "Public Transport in Adelaide". Adelaide Metro official website. Dept. for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure, Public Transport Division. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 

The Advertiser, 28 July 1920.

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Coordinates: 34°53′35″S 138°34′41″E / 34.893°S 138.578°E / -34.893; 138.578