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Hackham West
AdelaideSouth Australia
Population 3,763 (2006 census)
3,871 (2001 Census)
Postcode(s) 5163
Location 25 km (16 mi) S of Adelaide city centre
LGA(s) City of Onkaparinga
State electorate(s) Mawson (2011)
Federal Division(s) Kingston (2011)
Suburbs around Hackham West:
Christie Downs Morphett Vale Morphett Vale
Noarlunga Centre, Noarlunga Downs Hackham West Hackham
Noarlunga Downs Huntfield Heights Hackham

Hackham West is an outer southern suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. It is located in the City of Onkaparinga.

History

The suburb has existed for about thirty years. Prior to this, the area was rural with vineyards and farms.

Geography

Hackham West lies between the Southern Expressway and Main South Road to the west and east, respectively. To the north, the suburb is bounded by Beach Road and Honeypot Road forms its southern boundary.

Demographics

The 2006 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 3,763 persons in Hackham West on census night. Of these, 49.1% were male and 50.9% were female.

The majority of residents (74.3%) are of Australian birth, with another common census response being England (9.2%).

The age distribution of Hackham West residents is similar to that of the greater Australian population. 63.3% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%; and 36.7% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 33.5%.

Community

The local newspaper is the Southern Times Messenger. Other regional and national newspapers such as The Advertiser and The Australian are also available.

Schools

Hackham West Primary School is located on Glynville Drive.

Community Centre

The Hackham West Community Centre been operating since 1982. The building itself is owned by the City of Onkaparinga, but the day-to-day management and activities of the Centre are run by the residents of Hackham West. It is located on the corner of Majorca Road and Warsaw Crescent.

Shopping

On the Corner of Roberts Road and Glynville Drive there is a group of shops, some facing Roberts Road and others facing Glynville Drive. Next to Hackham West Primary School and opposite the Hackham West Community Centre on Warsaw Crescent, there is an IGA supermarket.

Facilities and attractions

1st Hackham Scout Group

Located on Roberts Road, 1st Hackham Scout Group has been running continuously since 1978. Through the years many children have been led by some great Joey, Cub and Scout Leaders. Many of these children have been represented at various Scout Jamborees around the country, and some have achieved the highest award of Queen Scout.

Parks

Several parks and other greenspaces intersperse the suburb. The largest reserve lies between Warsaw Crescent, Oslo Crescent and Amsterdam Road. There is a long, thin, park that runs from Beach Road to Honeypot Road broken only by Warsaw Road halfway along. Running from Amsterdam Road to Honepot Road is another park that is also connected by Olympia Crescent and Lieden Court. There is also a good size open space that can be accessed by Oslo Crescent, Bodo Court, and Hamar Court. Several of the parks are equipped with playground equipment and some offer picnic facilities.

Transportation

Roads

Hackham West is serviced by Main South Road, connecting the suburb to the north and south of metropolitan Adelaide, and by Beach and Honeypot roads, which form its northern and southern boundaries respectively.

Public transport

Hackham West is serviced by a privately run bus company South Link which is publicly funded. The bus following services, 743 that runs seven days a week and 744 which runs a little over a handful of runs on Monday to Friday. It is part of the public transport system run by the Adelaide Metro. Hackham West was serviced by Hackham railway station on the old Willunga railway line. The station had a raised passenger platform during the passenger transport days of this line. However, the stop is now completely disused, the entire line having been dismantled in 1972 from Hallett Cove to Willunga.

Bicycle routes

A bicycle path extends north-south through the centre of the suburb, following the old railway line. There is also a bicycle path running beside the Southern Expressway.

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