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  • Unley, South Australia

    Unley is an inner-southern suburb of Adelaide, South Australia, within the City of Unley. The suburb is the home of the Sturt Football Club in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL). Unley neighbours Adelaide Park Lands, Fullarton, Hyde Park, Malvern, Parkside and Wayville.

    The boundaries of Unley are Greenhill Road (north), , Maud Street and Windsor Street (east), Cremorne Street and Opey Avenue (south) and King William Road (west).

    Unley is the family name of the wife of Thomas Whistler, owner of land in Unley which was laid out around 1857.[3]


    Prior to British settlement, Unley was home to indigenous peoples of the Kaurna tribe. Settlement by migrants began in the mid-19th century with arrivals predominantly from United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and to a small extent German speaking lands. At this time a small number of other ethnic groups also appeared. The land was cleared of native forest to farm sheep and cattle and to plant vineyards and orchards. Since then, it has developed into a commercial hub, just south of Adelaide's city centre. The suburb also has a significant Greek Australian population.

    Unley Post Office opened on 17 January 1850.[4]

    The Glenelg tram line passes the northwest corner of the suburb and another line went along Unley Road until the 1960s.


    Population2001[5]%2006[6]%% change
    Total3,4273,585+ 4.6%
    by Gender
    Females1,75051.1%1,85051.6%+ 5.7%
    Males1,67748.9%1,73548.4%+ 3.5%
    by Age Group
    5-143249.5%3299.2%+ 1.5%
    15-2450914.9%51914.5%+ 2.0%
    25-541,68849.3%1,70147.4%+ 0.8%
    65+39611.6%42711.9%+ 7.8%
    by Country of Birth
    Australia2,47772.3%2,53370.7%+ 2.3%
    England1755.1%1835.1%+ 4.6%
    Italy1273.7%1243.5%- 2.4%
    Dwellings2001[5]%2006[6]%% change
    Total dwellings1,7171,755+ 2.2%
    Occupied dwellings1,5821,616+ 2.1%
    by Dwelling Type
    Separate house92458.4%90656.1%- 1.9%
    Semi-detached, row34621.9%37022.9%+ 6.9%
    Flat, unit, etc.30519.3%34021.0%+11.5%
    by Ownership
    Fully owned58637.0%49930.9%-14.8%
    Rented53033.5%57635.6%+ 8.7%

    Notable residents

    See also


    1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Unley (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 October 2016. Edit this at Wikidata
    2. ^ "How Unley Developed". City of Unley. Archived from the original on 19 July 2008. Retrieved 19 February 2009.
    3. ^ Unley: ECSA
    4. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
    5. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "Unley (State Suburb)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 July 2008.
    6. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Unley (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 July 2008.
    7. ^ Payne, G.B. (1972) History of Unley, 1871-1971,ISBN 0 959917403 p. 89.
    8. ^ Payne, G.B. (1972) History of Unley, 1871-1971,ISBN 0 959917403 pp. 93-94, 173-174.

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    Coordinates: 34°57′S 138°36′E / 34.950°S 138.600°E / -34.950; 138.600

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