Grange, South Australia facts for kids
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Adelaide, South Australia
|Population||5,857 (2011 census)|
|• Density||2,550/km2 (6,600/sq mi)|
|Area||2.3 km2 (0.9 sq mi)|
|Location||11 km (7 mi) W of Adelaide city centre|
|LGA(s)||City of Charles Sturt|
|State electorate(s)||Colton (2011)|
|Federal Division(s)||Hindmarsh (2011)|
Originally called The Grange, the suburb is named after Captain Charles Sturt's cottage, which originally stood on 500 acres (200 ha) of farmland. Sturt's farm was subdivided in 1878 by a private company intending to establish a beach resort. The cottage still stands and is now a museum.
Grange is a beachside suburb lying just north of Henley Beach. The main land boundaries are Trimmer Parade, Frederick Road and Grange Road.
The 2006 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 5,238 persons in Grange on census night. Of these, 47.1% were male and 52.9% were female.
The majority of residents (77.1%) are of Australian birth, with an additional 5.9% naming England as their country of birth.
The age distribution of Grange residents is skewed slightly higher than the greater Australian population. 72% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%; and 28% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 33.5%.
A community centre is located on Charles Sturt Avenue.
Grange Primary School is located on Jetty Street.
Facilities and attractions
Grange Jetty, built in 1879, lies midway along Grange Beach.
Shopping and dining
The Grange Hotel, located on the esplanade at Grange Beach, was originally licensed in 1881.
In addition to Grange Beach, the suburb has several parks and reserves. Grange Recreation Reserve is located in the northwest of the suburb and offers a playing field and playground. Playgrounds are also located in Lines Reserve, on Lines Street, and Kirkcaldy Park, on Kirkcaldy Avenue. The greenspace in the centre of the suburb is notable as being the location of Charles Sturt's still-extant cottage.
Grange is serviced by Grange Road, connecting the suburb to Adelaide city centre. Seaview Road and Military Road link Grange to several of Adelaide's other coastal suburbs. Frederick Road, on the suburb's eastern boundary, connects the suburb with the shopping and entertainment facilities in West Lakes.
Grange is serviced by public transport run by the Adelaide Metro.
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