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AdelaideSouth Australia
Churchill ovingham.jpg
Churchill Road, Ovingham
Population 654 (2006 census)
679 (2001 Census)
Established 1875
Postcode(s) 5082
Location 3.4 km (2 mi) N of Adelaide city centre
  • City of Charles Sturt
  • City of Prospect
State electorate(s) Adelaide
Federal Division(s) Adelaide
Suburbs around Ovingham:
Renown Park Prospect Prospect
Bowden Ovingham Fitzroy
Bowden North Adelaide North Adelaide
Torrens Road, Ovingham
Torrens Road bisects Ovingham

Ovingham is an inner northern suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. It is located in the cities of Charles Sturt and Prospect.


The suburb is located between Park Terrace and the Gawler Central railway line. It is bisected by Torrens Road. It includes what was for a time the suburb Hillside.


Ovingham was established in 1875 by William Whinham. The portion of Ovingham in the City of Charles Sturt (the triangle bounded by the railway line, Torrens Road and Park Terrace) was previously considered to be part of Bowden, known as Bowden-on-the-Hill.

Ovingham Post Office opened on 1 November 1879 but was renamed Bowden in 1970.


The 2006 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 654 persons in Ovingham on census night. Of these, 48.2% were male and 51.8% were female.

The majority of residents (65.9%) are of Australian birth, with other common census responses being England (4.9%) and India (2.3%).

The age distribution of Ovingham residents is skewed higher than the greater Australian population. 74.6% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%; and 25.4% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 33.5%.


Shopping and dining

The Bombay Bicycle Club, a themed hotel, is located on Torrens Road. The Ovingham Football Club, the local team, is located on Churchill Road.



Ovingham is serviced by Torrens Road, connecting the suburb to Adelaide city centre, and Park Terrace, which forms its south-eastern boundary. Churchill Road heads north out of the suburb.

Public transport

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


The Gawler Central railway line passes beside the suburb. The closest station is Ovingham.


The suburb is serviced by buses run by the Adelaide Metro.

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