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AdelaideSouth Australia
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Looking south on David Terrace. Kilkenny is on the left.
Population 1,660 (2016 census)
Established 1849
Postcode(s) 5009
Location 7.5 km (5 mi) NW of Adelaide city centre
LGA(s) City of Charles Sturt
State electorate(s) Croydon (2012)
Federal Division(s) Adelaide
Suburbs around Kilkenny:
Woodville North Woodville Gardens Ferryden Park
Woodville Park Kilkenny Croydon Park
Beverley Beverley West Croydon

Kilkenny is an inner north-western suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. It is located in the City of Charles Sturt. It is named after Kilkenny (Cill Chainnigh), Ireland.


The area incorporating the current suburb of Kilkenny was subdivided in 1849 as the Township of Kilkenny.


Kilkenny straddles Torrens Road where it joins with Regency Road. Kilkenny Road and David Terrace forms its western boundary.


The 2016 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 1,660 persons in Kilkenny on census night. Of these, 49.7% were male and 50.3% were female.

The majority of residents (58.8%) are of Australian birth, with other common census responses being Vietnam (6.3%), Italy (3.9%), India (2.9%) Greece (2.3%) and England (2.0%).

The age distribution of Kilkenny residents is similar to that of the greater Australian population. 70.9% of residents were over 24 years in 2016, compared to the Australian average of 68.5%; and 28.1% were younger than 24 years, compared to the Australian average of 31.5%.

In terms of religious affiliation, 26.8% of residents identified as not religious, 24.8% identified as Catholic, 9.6% identified as Eastern Orthodox, and 4.7% identified as Buddhist. Within Kilkenny, 90.6% of the residents were employed, with the remaining 9.4% being unemployed.


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


Challa Gardens Primary School is located on Humphries Terrace.

Facilities and attractions

Shopping and dining

Centro Arndale is located on Torrens Road in the north of the suburb.


The main park in the suburb is Alton Reserve on Reynell Street. McInerny Reserve, in West Croydon, is accessible from Pinda and Mundulla streets.


Kilkenny station SA
Kilkenny railway station


Kilkenny is serviced by Regency Road and Torrens Road, the latter of which connects the suburb to Adelaide city centre.

Public transport

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


The Grange and Outer Harbour railway lines pass through the suburb. The closest station is Kilkenny.


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

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