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Hindmarsh Ward

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Hindmarsh Ward is 15,471, with a population density of 26.63 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Hindmarsh Ward is bounded by Torrens Road, Lamont Street, Harrison Road, Bolton Avenue and the City of Port Adelaide Enfield in the north, Devonport Terrace, Torrens Road and Park Terrace in the east, Port Road in the south, and Kilkenny Road and David Terrace in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1830s. Population was minimal until the 1850s when land was subdivided and the Village of Croydon was laid out, with land used mainly for farming. Gradual growth took place from the mid to late 1800s. More substantial development occurred during the interwar period and the 1960s and 1970s. The population increased gradually between 1991 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area, including the redevelopment of surplus commercial and industrial land into housing, particularly on the former Rowley Park Speedway on Torrens Road in Brompton.

Land use

Hindmarsh Ward is an established residential area, with some industrial, commercial and entertainment land uses, particularly around Port Road.

Major features

Major features of the area include Alton Reserve, Boucatt Reserve, Brompton Green Reserve, Carnarvon Reserve, Croydon Playground, Croydon Reserve, Gibson Street Reserve, Greenshields Reserve, Ivan Franko Reserve, John Hindmarsh Reserve, Josiah Mitton Reserve, Kiln Reserve, M J McInerney Reserve, Parfitt Square, Sam Johnson Reserve, Thomas Harkness Reserve, Kilkenny Hall, Arch Paterson Community Centre, Adelaide Secondary School of English, The School of Languages and numerous other schools.

Included areas

Hindmarsh Ward encompasses the suburbs of Bowden, Brompton, Croydon, Renown Park, Ridleyton and West Croydon, the City of Charles Sturt parts of the suburbs of Devon Park and Ovingham, and parts of the suburbs of Hindmarsh and Kilkenny.