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Devon Park, South Australia

 

Devon Park, South Australia

Devon Park
AdelaideSouth Australia
Population 752 (2006 Census)[1]
775 (2001 Census)[2]
Established 1920[3]
Postcode(s) 5008[4]
Location 4.6 km (3 mi) NW of Adelaide city centre[4]
LGA(s)
State electorate(s) Croydon (2011)[7]
Federal Division(s) Adelaide (2011)[8]
Suburbs around Devon Park:
Croydon Park Dudley Park Prospect
Renown Park Devon Park Prospect
Renown Park Renown Park Prospect

Devon Park is an inner northern suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. It is located in the cities of Port Adelaide Enfield and Charles Sturt.

Geography

Devon Park lies beside the Gawler Central railway line near, but not meeting, the intersection of Torrens Road and Churchill Road.[9]

Demographics

The 2006 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 752 persons in Devon Park on census night. Of these, 48.9% were male and 51.1% were female.[1]

The majority of residents (66.4%) are of Australian birth, with other common census responses being England (5.3%), Italy (2.9%), Greece (2.3%), India (2.1%) and Vietnam (2.0%).[1]

The age distribution of Devon Park residents is skewed higher than the greater Australian population. 75.6% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%; and 24.4% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 33.5%.[1]

Politics

Local government

Devon Park is split between two local government areas. The majority of the suburb is in the City of Port Adelaide Enfield but a small portion in the south lies within the City of Charles Sturt.[9]

Within Port Adelaide Enfield, Devon Park is part of Parks Ward and is represented in that council by Claire Boan, Janice Jensen and Tung Ngo.[5]

The Charles Sturt portion of the suburb forms part of that council's Hindmarsh Ward, being represented in that council by Paul Alexandrides and Craig Auricht.[6]

State and federal

Devon Park lies in the state electoral district of Croydon[7] and the federal electoral division of Adelaide.[8] The suburb is represented in the South Australian House of Assembly by Michael Atkinson[7] and federally by Kate Ellis.[8]

Facilities and attractions

Parks

There is a park located between Harrison Road and Ashby Crescent.[9]

Transportation

Roads

Devon Park is indirectly serviced by South Road and Torrens Road.[9]

Public transport

Devon Park is serviced by public transport run by the Adelaide Metro.[10]

Trains

The Gawler train service passes beside the suburb. The closest station is Dudley Park.[10]

Buses

The suburb is serviced by bus routes run by the Adelaide Metro.[10]

See also

References

External links

Coordinates: 34°53′17″S 138°34′48″E / 34.888°S 138.58°E / -34.888; 138.58

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