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Henley Beach
AdelaideSouth Australia
Henlye-Beach-pier-2108.jpg
Henley Beach jetty
Population: 5,562
Established: c. 1860
Postcode: 5022
Area: 2.5 km² (1.0 sq mi)
Location: 9.7 km (6 mi) W of Adelaide city centre
LGA: City of Charles Sturt
State District: Colton (2011)
Federal Division: Hindmarsh (2011)
Suburbs around Henley Beach:
Grange Grange
Gulf St Vincent Henley Beach Fulham Gardens
Henley Beach South Fulham
Henley Beach South sunset
Dusk at Henley Beach South
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Henley Beach at Henley Beach

Henley Beach is a coastal suburb of Adelaide, South Australia in the City of Charles Sturt.

History

Named for English town of Henley-on-Thames, the Town of Henley Beach was promoted in the South Australian Register in 1860 as being "free from all the noxious smells which have been cause of complaint elsewhere". The Register again advertised the township in 1874:

While admitted to be one of the finest in the colony, [it] has been somewhat neglected owing to the road not being made. The District Council and private enterprise, however, have overcome this...

Earliest neighbouring suburbs in the mid 20th century before name changes and deletions - Kirkcaldy, Grangeville & Fulham Park. Trains & Trams ventured to Henley Beach until they were disbanded in 1957.

Geography

Henley Beach lies between the suburbs of West Beach and Grange.

Demographics

The 2006 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 5,405 persons in Henley Beach on census night. Of these, 49.9% were male and 50.1% were female.

The majority of residents (73.6%) are of Australian birth, with a further 6.8% identifying England as their country of origin.

The age distribution of Henley Beach residents is skewed slightly higher than the greater Australian population. 71.2% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%; and 28.8% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 33.5%.

Community

Schools

There are several schools in the suburb, including Fulham Gardens Primary School (Mitton Avenue), Fulham North Primary School (Cheadle Street), Henley High School (Cudmore Terrace), St Michael's College, Henley Beach Primary School and Star of the Sea School a

Facilities and attractions

Shopping and dining

There are several shops, hotels and restaurants in the streets adjoining Henley Square

Parks

Henley Square is located behind Henley Jetty on the Esplanade. Other significant greenspace in the suburb is the Henley Grange Memorial Oval and John Mitchell Oval. Henley Beach extends the length of the suburb.

Transportation

Roads

Henley Beach is serviced by Grange Road and Henley Beach Road, both connecting the suburb to Adelaide City Centre. Seaview Road runs along the coast.

Public transport

Henley Beach is serviced by public transport run by the Adelaide Metro.

Bus services within the suburb include:

  • Buses to city from Seaview Rd: H30/X30 and from stop 30 Military Rd (Foodland): 286, 287 & H33.
  • H22/H32 to Henley Beach South.
  • To Glenelg is the suburban connector route 300 service from Seaview Road & Harbourtown shopping precinct.

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