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AdelaideSouth Australia
Population 2,986 (2016 census)
Established 1849
Postcode(s) 5034
Location 3 km (2 mi) from Adelaide
LGA(s) City of Unley
State electorate(s) Unley
Federal Division(s) Adelaide
Suburbs around Goodwood:
Keswick Wayville Unley
Forestville Goodwood Unley
Millswood Millswood Hyde Park

Goodwood is an inner southern suburb of the city of Adelaide. It neighbours the Royal Adelaide Showgrounds and features several churches in its commercial district. Its major precinct is Goodwood Road, which is home to many shops and businesses, as well as the local state school (Goodwood Primary School).


The original land surveyed of 1839 was granted to the South Australian Company and named Goodwood. Two other sections of land had been sold to settler Thomas Hardy in May 1838, who sold it to his son, Arthur in 1841. The 1840 census shows that there was a Village of Goodwood with a population of 100, but the first registration of a contact for sale was not until 1846. In 1849, Arthur Hardy subdivided his property into a number of four acre blocks, naming it Goodwood Park. The Belair railway line also goes through the suburb as does the city to Glenelg tram line.

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