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AdelaideSouth Australia
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Population 5,331 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 5085
Location 8 km (5 mi) from Adelaide
LGA(s) City of Port Adelaide Enfield
State electorate(s) Enfield
Federal Division(s) Adelaide
Suburbs around Enfield:
Gepps Cross
Blair Athol Enfield Clearview
Prospect Sefton Park Manningham

Enfield is a suburb in Adelaide, Australia. The suburb is about a 10-minute drive north from Adelaide city centre. The suburb is bordered by Gepps Cross, Blair Athol and Clearview at the northern end, and Prospect, Sefton Park and Broadview at the southern end.


Enfield was established as a village in 1843 by George Hickox as group of 44 quarter-acre blocks. Hickox named the village after his birthplace in Middlesex, United Kingdom. The name "Enfield" is derived from the Anglo-Saxon word "enedfeld" meaning "duck field".

Two houses in Enfield, Pine Forest in Gurney Terrace and Barton Vale in Walker Court, are listed on the South Australian Heritage Register.


Enfield has two public schools, Enfield High School and Enfield Primary School. Enfield High (now merged with Roma Mitchell Secondary College) is located on Grand Junction Road. Enfield Primary is located nearby.

St Gabriel's School in Whittington Street is a Catholic primary school with enrolments from Reception to Year 7. It is the parish school of the Good Shepherd Church in Clearview.


Several bus routes travel from Adelaide CBD to various destinations in the northern suburbs via Main North Road, on Enfield's western boundary. Circle Line route 300 services Regency Road on the southern boundary of Enfield and links the suburb with various destinations, such as Arndale Shopping Centre and Norwood. Bus routes 237 and 361 travel along Grand Junction Road on the northern boundary of Enfield to Port Adelaide, Valley View and Tea Tree Plaza.

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