2018-2022 electoral district map

 

Features of the district

Location

Croydon is a largely inner suburban residential district also incorporating some light industry, stretching north-west from the Parklands around North Adelaide as far as Grand Junction Road to the north. It is bound on the east by the Gawler railway line.

Area

Approximately 18.78 km2

Localities

Croydon includes the suburbs of Angle Park, Athol Park, Bowden, Brompton, Croydon, Croydon Park, Devon Park, Dudley Park, Ferryden Park, Kilkenny, Mansfield Park, Regency Park, Renown Park, Ridleyton, West Croydon and Woodville Gardens. It also includes parts of the suburbs of Allenby Gardens, Welland and West Hindmarsh.

This list is indicative only.

History

The district, previously named Spence, was created at the 1998 boundary redistribution and first contested and represented in 2002.

Origin of the name

The district of Croydon takes its name from the suburb of the same name, which in turn takes its name after the town in south London. The South Australian village of Croydon was laid out in 1855 and comprised Croydon Farm of 40 acres, the remainder being subdivided into five acre lots.

Key boundary changes compared to 2014

Croydon gains the suburbs of Angle Park, Athol Park, Mansfield Park and Regency Park, and the remainder of the suburb of Ferryden Park. Croydon loses the suburbs of Beverley, Flinders Park, Hindmarsh and Woodville Park, it also loses parts of the suburbs of Allenby Gardens, Welland and West Hindmarsh.

For full details see 2016 Report of the Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission (PDF 1.8 MB).

Representation and results

Members since first represented in 2002
MemberAffiliationPeriod
Michael J. Atkinson ALP 2002 (first elected in 1989) – 2018
Peter Malinauskas ALP 2018 –

Election results

2018 State Election results
2014 State Election results 
2010 State Election results