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AdelaideSouth Australia
Street in Cheltenham
Population 2,175 (2006 census)
2,043 (2001 Census)
Established 1849
Postcode(s) 5014
Location 9.2 km (6 mi) NW of Adelaide city centre
LGA(s) City of Charles Sturt
State electorate(s) Cheltenham (2011)
Federal Division(s) Hindmarsh
Suburbs around Cheltenham:
Alberton Rosewater Pennington
Queenstown Cheltenham Woodville
Albert Park Albert Park Woodville
Charles sturt
Industrial establishment in Cheltenham

Cheltenham is a suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. It is located on Kaurna Land in the City of Charles Sturt.


The suburb lies between Port Road and Cheltenham Parade, which form its southwest and eastern boundaries respectively. The suburb is split in two by the Outer Harbor railway line.


Cheltenham Post Office opened on 8 February 1897 and closed in 1910.


The 2006 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 2,175 persons in Cheltenham on census night. Of these, 50.4% were male and 49.6% were female.

The majority of residents (77.1%) are of Australian birth, with other common census responses being England (4.8%) and Italy (2.5%).

The age distribution of Cheltenham residents is similar to that of the greater Australian population. 68.5% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%; and 31.5% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 33.5%.

Facilities and attractions

Cheltenham Cemetery

Cheltenham Cemetery, located between Port Road and Cheltenham Parade, was established in 1876.


Cheltenham railway station


Cheltenham is serviced by Port Road, connecting the suburb to Port Adelaide and Adelaide city centre, and by Cheltenham Parade.

Public transport

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


The Outer Harbor train service passes through the suburb. The closest stations are Cheltenham and Cheltenham Racecourse. (now closed).

Trams previously ran through Cheltenham, but the lines were removed.


The suburb is serviced by bus routes run by the Adelaide Metro.

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