Hindmarsh, South Australia facts for kids
Adelaide, South Australia
Manton Street, Hindmarsh
|Area:||78.5 km² (30.3 sq mi)|
|Location:||3.5 km (2 mi) NW of Adelaide city centre|
|LGA:||City of Charles Sturt|
|State District:||Croydon (2011)|
|Federal Division:||Adelaide (2011)|
The suburb is named after South Australia's first Governor, Sir John Hindmarsh.
Hindmarsh was the first private town laid out in the colony of South Australia. The Village of Hindmarsh was established on land owned by Governor Hindmarsh which, in 1838, he appears to have sold to relatives. It seems the Governor "acquired a dubious reputation by prohibiting squatting in the Parklands, thus forcing people to acquire land in the subdivision".
The 2006 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 127 persons in Hindmarsh on census night. Of these, 58.3% were male and 41.7% were female.
The age distribution of Hindmarsh residents is similar to that of the greater Australian population. 70.8% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%; and 29.2% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 33.5%.
Facilities and attractions
Shopping and dining
There are several cafes and restaurants along Port Road and elsewhere in the suburb.
Hindmarsh is serviced by Port Road, connecting suburb to Adelaide city centre, and South Road, which forms its western boundary.
Hindmarsh is serviced by public transport run by the Adelaide Metro.
The Grange and Outer Harbour railway line passes beside the suburb. The closest station is Bowden.
Adelaide Metro operates a tram service to the Entertainment Centre.
The suburb is serviced by bus routes managed by the Adelaide Metro.
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