Croydon – SA 2018

ALP 19.7%

Incumbent MP
Michael Atkinson, since 2002. Previously Member for Spence, 1989-2002.

North-western Adelaide. Croydon covers suburbs immediately to the northwest of the Adelaide city centre, including Beverley, Brompton, Croydon, Croydon Park, Hindmarsh and parts of Flinders Park and Kilkenny.

Croydon shifted north, taking in Athol Park from Cheltenham and Angle Park from Enfield, and lost Beverley to Cheltenham and Flinders Park and part of Welland to West Torrens. These changes increased the margin from 18.9% to 19.7%.

The electorate of Croydon has existed under its current name since the 2002 election, and was effectively a new name for the previous electorate of Spence, which had existed since 1970. Both Spence and Croydon have always been Labor-held.

Two successive Labor MPs held Spence from 1970 to 1989.

In 1989, Spence was won by Michael Atkinson. Atkinson has been re-elected in the area at six successive elections between 1993 and 2014, under the name of Croydon since 2002.

Atkinson served as Attorney-General from 2002 until the 2010 election, when he moved to the backbench. Atkinson has served as Speaker of the House of Assembly since 2013.


Croydon is the safest Labor seat in the state.

2014 election result

Michael Atkinson Labor 11,87257.8+4.859.0
Glenda Noble Liberal 5,46226.6+3.325.0
Cherie Hoyle Greens 2,34211.4+2.610.5
Nkweto (NK) NkambaFamily First8664.2+0.64.7

2014 two-party-preferred result

Michael Atkinson Labor 14,15668.9+3.569.7
Glenda Noble Liberal 6,38631.1-3.530.4

Booth breakdown

Booths in Croydon have been divided into three areas: central, north and south.

Labor won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in all three areas, ranging from 71% in the north to 72.4% in the centre.

The Greens vote ranged from 6.4% in the north to 12.6% in the south.

Voter groupGRN prim %ALP 2PP %Total votes% of votes
Other votes13.263.34,55321.7

Election results in Croydon at the 2014 SA state election
Click on the ‘visible layers’ box to toggle between two-party-preferred votes and Greens primary votes.

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