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AdelaideSouth Australia
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Looking south on David Terrace. Kilkenny is on the left.
Population 1,551 (2006 census)
1,392 (2001 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) & Enfield (2012)
Federal Division(s) Port Adelaide (2012)
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.


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 2006 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 1,551 persons in Kilkenny on census night. Of these, 48.0% were male and 52.0% were female.

The majority of residents (56.9%) are of Australian birth, with other common census responses being Italy (5.0%), Vietnam (4.6%), England (3.4%) and Greece (2.4%).

The age distribution of Kilkenny residents is similar to that of the greater Australian population. 71.4% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%; and 28.6% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 33.5%.


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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