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Hindmarsh
AdelaideSouth Australia
Manton st, hindmarsh.jpg
Manton Street, Hindmarsh
Population: 158
Established: c. 1838
Postcode: 5007
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)
Suburbs around Hindmarsh:
Croydon Ridleyton Brompton
West Hindmarsh Hindmarsh Bowden
Torrensville Thebarton North Adelaide
AdelaideEntertainmentCentre
The Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Hindmarsh.
Port and south road
Port Road and South Road, two of Adelaide's major arteries, intersect in Hindmarsh.

Hindmarsh is an inner suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. It is located in the City of Charles Sturt.

History

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".

Geography

The suburb is located between South Road to the west and North Adelaide. The River Torrens forms its southern boundary and the Grange and Outer Harbour railway line forms the northeast.

Demographics

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 majority of residents (51.2%) are of Australian birth, with other common census responses being Italy (5.5%), India (5.5%), China (4.7%), Greece (4.7%) and Philippines (3.1%).

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%.

Community

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

Facilities and attractions

Within Hindmarsh is the 16,500-seat Hindmarsh Stadium, home to the Adelaide United football club, the Adelaide Entertainment Centre and the Seven Network's Adelaide studio.

Shopping and dining

There are several cafes and restaurants along Port Road and elsewhere in the suburb.

Transportation

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Tram stop outside the Entertainment Centre.

Roads

Hindmarsh is serviced by Port Road, connecting suburb to Adelaide city centre, and South Road, which forms its western boundary.

Public transport

Hindmarsh is serviced by public transport run by the Adelaide Metro.

Trains

The Grange and Outer Harbour railway line passes beside the suburb. The closest station is Bowden.

Trams

Adelaide Metro operates a tram service to the Entertainment Centre.

Buses

The suburb is serviced by bus routes managed by the Adelaide Metro.


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