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Point Turton, South Australia

Point Turton
South Australia
Part of Point Turton
Coordinates

34°56′49″S 137°21′11″E / 34.94694°S 137.35306°E / -34.94694; 137.35306Coordinates: 34°56′49″S 137°21′11″E / 34.94694°S 137.35306°E / -34.94694; 137.35306

Population 205 (2006 Census)[1]
Established 1876[verification needed]
Postcode(s) 5575
LGA(s) Yorke Peninsula
State electorate(s) Goyder
Federal Division(s) Grey
Localities around Point Turton:
Point Souttar Spencer Gulf Hardwicke Bay, Brentwood
Corny Point, The Pines Point Turton
Foul Bay Warooka, Yorketown, Port Moorowie

Point Turton is a coastal town 114 kilometres (71 mi) west of Adelaide, South Australia.[2] It is located in the District Council of Yorke Peninsula.

Demographics

The 2006 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 205 persons in Point Turton on census night. Of these, 56.1% were male and 43.9% were female.[1]

The majority of residents (89.3%) are of Australian birth, with an additional 5.9% declaring England as their coutnry of birth.[1]

The age distribution of Point Turton residents is skewed higher than the greater Australian population. 81.9% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%; and 18.1% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 33.5%.[1]

Facilities

The Point Turton General Store is the main shopping facility in the town.

The Tavern on Turton is a hotel that opened in 2007.

The town also has a caravan park and some holiday cottages houses along the beachfront.

Attractions

Point Turton is notable for its fishing, being regularly featured on fishing programs.[verification needed]

See also

References

External links

  • District Council of Yorke Peninsula
  • Local Government Association of SA - District Council of Mallala
  • 2006 ABS Census Data by Location
  • Point Turton at South Australia.com
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