Hackham West, South Australia facts for kids
Adelaide, South Australia
|Population||3,763 (2006 census)
3,871 (2001 Census)
|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)|
The suburb has existed for about thirty years. Prior to this, the area was rural with vineyards and farms.
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.
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%.
Hackham West Primary School is located on Glynville Drive.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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