Croydon

Current State electoral district map

2014 District of Croydon map (PDF 1.86 MB)

2014 State election results

Electors on roll - 23 441
Formal ballot papers - 20 542
Informal ballot papers - 716
Total ballot papers returned - 21 258

2014 two party preferred vote
ALP - 68.9%
LIB - 31.1%

Members since first represented in 2002

Surname First Name Party Period
ATKINSON Michael J ALP 2002 -

 ALP = Australian Labor Party

History

This district was created at the 1998 boundaries redistribution and first represented in 2002. The district was previously named Spence.

Name origin: Croydon the village was laid out in 1855 and comprised Croydon Farm of 40 acres, the remainder being subdivided into five acres lots. It is said to have come from a French word 'craye' (chalk) and the Saxon word 'dun' (hill) - a town near a chalk hill.

Size: Approximately 17.3 km²

Location: Situated to the north-west of the City of Adelaide and bounded in the south by the River Torrens / Karrawirra Parri. Croydon is largely inner suburban residential with some light industry.

Key boundary changes compared to 2010: Croydon gains the suburb of Woodville Gardens, part of the suburb of Ferryden Park, and the remainder of the suburb of Kilkenny. It loses the remainder of the suburb of Findon.

2010 District of Croydon map (PDF 914 kb)