2018-2022 electoral district map
Features of the district
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.
Approximately 18.78 km2
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.
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
|Michael J. Atkinson||ALP||2002 (first elected in 1989) – 2018|
|Peter Malinauskas||ALP||2018 –|