Skye, South Australia

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Skye
AdelaideSouth Australia
Population 278 (2006 census)[1]
281 (2001 Census)[2]
Postcode(s) 5072[3]
Location 8.6 km (5 mi) E of Adelaide city centre[3]
LGA(s) City of Burnside
State electorate(s) Morialta (2011)[4]
Federal Division(s) Sturt (2011)[5]
Suburbs around Skye:
Auldana Teringie Teringie
Wattle Park Skye Horsnell Gully
Stonyfell Horsnell Gully Horsnell Gully

Skye is an eastern suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. It is located in the City of Burnside.

Geography[edit]

The suburb is located in the foothills of the Adelaide Hills, in a region known as the Hills Face Zone. It is the easternmost suburb in the Burnside council area.[6] Most of the streets have expansive westward views over the Adelaide plains. Allotments in these streets thereby command high prices. As a result, there are many prestige residences.

Demographics[edit]

The 2006 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 278 persons in Skye on census night. Of these, 50.4% were male and 49.6% were female.[1]

The majority of residents (69.8%) are of Australian birth, with other common census responses being England (6.1%), Italy (5.4%), Malaysia (2.5%), Scotland (2.5%), and India (2.2%).[1]

The age distribution of Skye residents is skewed slightly higher than the greater Australian population. 73.8% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%; and 26.2% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 33.5%.[1]

Facilities and attractions[edit]

Views[edit]

Most parts of Skye have spectacular views over the Adelaide metropolis, reaching to Spencer Gulf. The views at night of the city lights of Adelaide and suburbs are a special attraction, both to residents and visitors.

Parks[edit]

There is a reserve between Wyfield Street and Knox Terrace.[6]

Water[edit]

Supply of reticulated water has been controversial for decades, primarily due to the steepness of the streets. Previously, many allotments within the suburb have no government water supply, instead being serviced by independent water schemes sourced from bores, some being privately owned, some being co-operatives. However SA Water is now taking responsibility for the water supply with all homes expected to be connected to their systems in early 2016.

Roads[edit]

Skye is serviced by Old Norton Summit Road, connecting the suburb to Magill Road and Adelaide city centre.[6] The loftiest (and most populous) portions of the suburb are reached by Coach Road, sections of which are quite steep. Coach Road is an extension of Norwood Parade.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Skye (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 19 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "Skye (State Suburb)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 19 April 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Skye, South Australia (Adelaide)". Postcodes-Australia. Postcodes-Australia.com. Retrieved 19 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Electoral Districts - Electoral District for the 2010 Election". Electoral Commission SA. Retrieved 19 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "Find my electorate". Australian Electoral Commission. 15 April 2011. Retrieved 19 April 2011. 
  6. ^ a b c Adelaide and surrounds street directory (47th ed.). UBD. 2009. ISBN 978-0-7319-2336-6. 

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Coordinates: 34°55′30″S 138°41′38″E / 34.925°S 138.694°E / -34.925; 138.694