Thorngate, South Australia
Adelaide, South Australia
|Population||180 (2006 census)
177 (2001 Census)
|Location||3.3 km (2 mi) N of Adelaide city centre|
|LGA(s)||City of Prospect|
|State electorate(s)||Adelaide (2011)|
|Federal Division(s)||Adelaide (2011)|
This small suburb is one of South Australia's most expensive. Although sales are rare, houses on Fitzroy Terrace and Churcher Street were valued well over $1 million in 2006.
Formerly part of Fitzroy, the suburb is thought to be named after the original grantee of that area, one John Batty Thorngate. Arriving from Gosport, Hampshire, Thorngate was granted his land in 1840.
In the early twentieth century, the first houses were built along Parkland Terrace (now known as Fitzroy Terrace) and Churcher Street on what was a small swamp.[verification needed]
Thorngate is one of Adelaide's smallest suburbs. It is bounded to the north by Carter Street, to the south by Fitzroy Terrace, in the west by Prospect Road and the east by Main North Road. The only other streets in the suburb are Churcher Street and Thorngate Street.
The age distribution of Thorngate residents is similar to that of the greater Australian population. 64.4% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%; and 35.6% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 33.5%.
The local electoral booths tend to swing strongly to the Liberal Party, even though the electoral district to which Thorngate belongs is historically marginal or leaning to the Labor Party.
Facilities and attractions
The suburb is serviced by the following bus routes:
- 221, 222
- 224, 226F, N224
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