West Croydon has a population of 3881, ABS Census 2006, and is located 5km west of the Central Business District of Adelaide. The population has changed greatly over the past 15 years as older residents move away and younger residents move in. The main industry is Glass Manufacturing with ACI being one of the largest plants of its type in the Southern Hemisphere.
Croydon High School closed at the end of 2006 due to falling enrolments. The site is currently occupied by the School of Languages and the Adelaide Secondary School of English. The Islamic College of South Australia is also located in West Croydon