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Kent Town
AdelaideSouth Australia
Population 1,151 (2006 census)
 • Density 1,920/km2 (5,000/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 5067
Area 0.6 km2 (0.2 sq mi)
LGA(s) City of Norwood Payneham St Peters
State electorate(s) Dunstan
Federal Division(s) Adelaide
Suburbs around Kent Town:
Hackney College Park Stepney
Adelaide Kent Town Norwood
Adelaide Adelaide Rose Park

Kent Town is an inner urban suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. It is located in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters.


The suburb was named after Dr Benjamin Archer Kent, who established a farm and flour mill on which the suburb now stands.


The 2006 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 1,151 persons in Kent Town on census night. Of these, 57.1% were male and 42.9% were female.

The majority of residents (62.3%) are of Australian birth, with other common census responses being Malaysia (3.8%), India (3.7%), China (3.7%) and England (3.6%).

The age distribution of Kent Town residents is comparable to that of the greater Australian population. 66.2% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%; and 33.8% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 33.5%.



Prince Alfred College is located in the suburb.


Kent Town is the site of a former brewery, now redeveloped into apartments.



The suburb is serviced by the following main roads:

  • Dequetteville Terrace, forming the western boundary of the suburb.
  • Fullarton Road, running north-south between Norwood and Springfield
  • Rundle Street, cutting horizontally across the middle of Kent Town.

Public transport

Kent Town is serviced by public transport run by the Adelaide Metro.

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