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Beverley
AdelaideSouth Australia
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East Avenue, Beverley
Population: 1,413
Established: 1849
Postcode: 5009
Location: 6.1 km (4 mi) NW of Adelaide city centre
LGA: City of Charles Sturt
State District: Croydon (2011)
Federal Division: Port Adelaide (2011)
Suburbs around Beverley:
Woodville South Woodville Park Kilkenny, West Croydon
Woodville South Beverley Allenby Gardens
Findon Flinders Park Flinders Park

Beverley is a western suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. It is located in the City of Charles Sturt.

Geography

The suburb is mainly bounded by Port Road, East Avenue, Ledger Road and Grange Road.

History

Beverley incorporates the formerly separate suburb of York, site of the skin and fertiliser works of Crompton and Sons. Other once important manufacturing businesses of the area were Pope Products Ltd. on Princess Street, Adelaide Potteries Ltd. on Toogood Avenue and a number of independent brickworks.

Beverley Post Office was open from 1 January 1881 until 1901.

Demographics

The 2006 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 1,362 persons in Beverley on census night. Of these, 51.6% were male and 48.4% were female.

The majority of residents (67.1%) are of Australian birth, with other common census responses being England (2.5%), Greece (2.3%) and Italy (2.1%).

The age distribution of Beverley residents is similar to that of the greater Australian population. 68.3% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%; and 31.7% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 33.5%.

Community

Schools

St Michael's College is located on East Avenue.

Facilities and attractions

Adelaide Arena

Adelaide Arena, located between William Street and Toogood Avenue, is an indoor basketball stadium and function centre. Also known as Distinctive Homes Dome and, formerly, Clipsal Powerhouse, the facility was constructed in 1991, replacing the former Apollo Stadium. It is the home of the Adelaide 36ers and the Adelaide Lightning.

Transportation

Roads

Beverley is serviced by Port Road, connecting the suburb to Port Adelaide and Adelaide city centre, and Grange Road, which forms part of its southern boundary. East Avenue, on Beverley's eastern boundary, links Port and Grange roads.

Public transport

Beverley is serviced by public transport run by the Adelaide Metro.


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