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Fulham Gardens - Flinders Park - Kidman Park

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Fulham Gardens - Flinders Park - Kidman Park is 14,887, with a population density of 23.42 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Fulham Gardens - Flinders Park - Kidman Park is bounded by Grange Road in the north, Torres Avenue and the suburb of Allenby Gardens in the east, the River Torrens in the south, and the suburb of Henley Beach in the west.

Name origin

Flinders Park is named after Matthew Flinders, the explorer. Kidman Park is named after Sidney Kidman, an early land holder in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for farming and market gardening. Some growth took place in the interwar period. Significant residential development occurred from the 1950s, including public housing construction. Rapid growth took place during the 1960s and 1970s. The population fluctuated marginally between 1991 and 2011, a result of small additions to the dwelling stock, but variations in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Fulham Gardens - Flinders Park - Kidman Park is an established residential area, with an industrial area to the west of Findon Road.

Major features

Major features of the area include River Torrens Linear Park (Blamey, George Jones and Tedder Reserves), Fulham Gardens Shopping Centre, Cheadle Reserve, Collins Reserve, Debney Reserve, Devonshire Reserve, Flinders Park Oval, George Jones Reserve, Gerard Reserve, Grant Reserve, Mountbatten Reserve, Murphy Reserve, Nedford Reserve, Sunningdale Reserve, Torres Avenue Reserve, Valentine Reserve, Walter Kidman Reserve and several schools.