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AdelaideSouth Australia
Population 4,756 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 5038
LGA(s) City of West Torrens
State electorate(s) Badcoe
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Plympton:
North Plympton North Plympton Kurralta Park
North Plympton, Camden Park Plympton Kurralta Park, Glandore
Camden Park, Morphettville Plympton Park, South Plympton Glandore

Plympton is an inner south-western suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. The name is believed to have been given by Henry Mooringe Boswarva to a private subdivision in the area, naming after his home town in Devon, England. It was accepted as an official name for the suburb in 1944.

Of irregular shape, the suburb straddles parts of Marion Road, Cross Road and Anzac Highway. To the east of Marion Road it is bounded by the former Holdfast Bay railway line (northwest), Gray and Beckman Streets (east), and the Glenelg tram line (south). To the west of Marion Road it is bounded Mooringe Avenue (north), Streeters Road and Whelan Avenue (west), and the Glenelg tram line (south).

The remnants of the Holdfast Bay railway line can be found in Plympton's West Side cycleway.

Plympton is in the City of West Torrens local government area; the South Australian House of Assembly districts of Badcoe and Morphett; and the Australian House of Representatives divisions of Hindmarsh and Adelaide.


Plympton Post Office opened on 7 October 1856.

In Popular Culture

Plympton is referred to in the song "Plympton High" from the 1993 album True Believers by John Schumann of Redgum.

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