Rose Park, South Australia

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Rose Park
AdelaideSouth Australia
Alexandra Ave, Rose Park.JPG
Alexandra Avenue, Rose Park
Established 1878
Postcode(s) 5067
LGA(s) City of Burnside
State electorate(s) Bragg
Federal Division(s) Adelaide
Suburbs around Rose Park:
Kent Town Norwood Norwood
Rose Park Toorak Gardens
Dulwich Toorak Gardens & Dulwich

Rose Park is a suburb with a population of 1,293[1] in the South Australian capital city of Adelaide. It is located one kilometre east of Adelaide's central business district (CBD). Rose Park is a leafy, tree-lined and wealthy inner suburb containing a number of historical and contemporary attractions. Much of the area's 19th Century housing stock has been recognised with heritage protection.

Part of the Burnside Council, it is bounded to the north by Kensington Road, to the east by Prescott Terrace, to the south by Dulwich Avenue and to the west by Fullarton Road. The area is mainly residential in nature, with commercial buildings along Fullarton Road, Kensington Road, and Dulwich Avenue. This places it on the very edge of the Adelaide Park Lands, bordering Victoria Park.

In the second quarter of 2010, the median price of the four property sales in Rose Park was $1,500,000.[3][4]


Laid out in 1878 on part section 262, Hundred of Adelaide by the South Australia Company. Named after Sir John Rose, chairman of the company for fourteen years in the latter half of the nineteenth century.

A Rose Park Post Office opened on 1 October 1946 but was renamed Norwood South in 1966.[5]



According to the 2001 Census the population of the Rose Park census area (which included adjoining Dulwich) was 2,663 people, with a very slight decrease in population between the 1996 and 2001 censuses. 52.4% of the population was female, 79.4% were Australian born and 92.5% of residents were Australian citizens.[6]

In the 2006 census, the population of the Rose Park (without Dulwich) was 1,293 people.[1]


Like most areas across Australia in 2001, private motor vehicles were the main form of transport used by Rose Park residents, with only about 7% using public transport.[7]


Rose Park Primary School is located in Rose Park.

The Adelaide Japanese Community School, Inc. (ACJS; アデレード日本語補習授業校 Aderēdo Nihongo Hoshū Jugyō Kō), a part-time Japanese educational programme,[8] holds its classes in Rose Park Primary School.[9]


Rose Park is part of the state electoral district of Bragg, which has been held since 2002 by Liberal MP Vickie Chapman. In federal politics, the suburb is part of the division of Adelaide, and has been represented by Labor MP Kate Ellis since 2004.

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Rose Park (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 June 2008. 
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "Rose Park (State Suburb)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 July 2008. 
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  4. ^ A ranked table of the top 100 medians for 2010 Q2 can be found at Talk:Toorak Gardens, South Australia#Q2 2010
  5. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  6. ^ Community Profile for Dulwich/Rose Park City of Burnside
  7. ^ How do we get to work? City of Burnside Community Profile for Dulwich/Rose Park
  8. ^ "学校名称." Adelaide Japanese Community School. Retrieved on April 7, 2015. Old URL
  9. ^ "大洋州の補習授業校一覧(平成25年4月15日現在)" (Archive). MEXT. Retrieved on April 7, 2015. "c/o Rose Park Primary School54 Alexandra Ave. Rose Park SA 5062"

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Coordinates: 34°55′51″S 138°37′41″E / 34.93072°S 138.62798°E / -34.93072; 138.62798