Burton, South Australia

Coordinates: 34°44′24″S 138°36′18″E / 34.740°S 138.605°E / -34.740; 138.605
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AdelaideSouth Australia
Population6,519 (SAL 2021)[1]
Area9.6 km2 (3.7 sq mi)
Location21 km (13 mi) from Adelaide
LGA(s)City of Salisbury
State electorate(s)Ramsay
Federal division(s)Spence
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall[2]
22.5 °C
73 °F
11.1 °C
52 °F
438.5 mm
17.3 in
Suburbs around Burton:
Waterloo Corner Waterloo Corner Direk
Bolivar Burton Salisbury North
Bolivar Paralowie Paralowie

Burton is a small residential suburb approximately 21 kilometres north of the CBD of Adelaide, South Australia. It is located five km north-west of Salisbury in the flat terrain of the Adelaide Plains. The suburb contains two wetland reserves, including Kaurna Park.


The Kaurna, an Aboriginal Australian people, occupied the land of Burton and surrounding Adelaide Plains area prior to European settlement. The first Methodist chapel (also used as a schoolroom) was built in the Burton area in 1858.[3]


Burton Primary School

Burton Primary (R-7) is a local school which opened in 1990. It educates over 400 students each year. The students mainly come from low socio-economic backgrounds. In 2006, 30+% of the student population were School Card Holders. 40% of the student population came from Non-English Speaking Backgrounds and 15 nationalities were represented at the school. English as a Second Language (ESL) programs were given a high priority as were Maintenance of Mother Tongue (MTM). The two MTM languages offered were Khmer and Vietnamese.

Burton Primary was selected as an Apple Distinguished School, one of only 29 schools nationally.[4]


Map of Burton

Public Transport in Burton is serviced by Adelaide Metro. Three main bus services pass through the streets of Burton to Paralowie Shopping Centre, Mawson Interchange and Virginia.


Wodliparri Trail at Kaurna Park[edit]

Kaurna Park

Kaurna Park is an Urban wetland, which was created from degraded farming land. The park was named after the Kaurna, a group of Indigenous Australians who traditionally owned the local land. The Wodliparri is a river that flows into the wetlands. Wodliparri is the Kaurna name for the Milky Way.[5]

The park site contains winding trails with a series of board walks, which leads visitors across a series of channels and through a growing array of native flora. The wetland is both a home and stopping point for a number of animals, birds and other fauna.

The City of Salisbury and the Kaurna Aboriginal Community worked together to develop an Indigenous interpretive trail at the Kaurna Park wetlands site. The Kaurna Park Project was designed to build community respect for Kaurna culture and history. It is also hoped that Kaurna Park will become a focus for reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.


Burton Place of Birth chart

According to the 2001 Australian Bureau of Statistics Census, the population of Burton was 3,414 people, in an area of 9.6 square kilometres. The suburb was evenly distributed between genders with 50.44% male residents. The Census showed Burton was a multicultural community with 30.39% of residents born in the United Kingdom, Vietnam, Poland, Italy, Greece, and various other countries.

In 2001 45.56% of Burton residents were of Christian faith, primarily Catholic. 22.85% of people claimed to follow no religion, and 16.90% were Buddhist. Almost all dwellings in the suburb were Separate house with 99.36% of dwellings in this form. The suburb had an unemployment rate of 13.59%, which is greater than the state average. The Median age of residents was 27. The Median weekly individual income was $300–$399 and the median weekly household income was $700–$799.[6]


Inghams poultry factory in Burton
2006 state election[7]
  Labor 72.8%
  Liberal 14.7%
  Family First 7.6%
  Greens 2.8%
  Democrats 2.1%
2007 federal election[8]
  Labor 59.8%
  Liberal 19.8%
  Family First 9.3%
  Greens 5.2%
  Democrats 1.7%

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Burton (SA) (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Climate Averages for EDINBURGH RAAF" (2km from Burton). Australian Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 25 January 2007.
  3. ^ Lewis, H. John (1980). Salisbury South Australia, A History of Town and District. p. 74.
  4. ^ "2006 School Contect Statement : Burton Primary School" (PDF). 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 August 2007. Retrieved 7 June 2007.
  5. ^ "City of Salisbury – Wodliparri Trail". Archived from the original on 30 August 2007. Retrieved 8 June 2007.
  6. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (19 November 2002). "2001 Community Profiles: Burton (State Suburb)". 2001 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 30 June 2007. Edit this at Wikidata
  7. ^ "State Election 2006 – Polling Booth Results (Burton, Taylor)(2 October 2008)
  8. ^ "Federal Election 2007 – Polling Booth Results (Burton, Port Adelaide)" (2 October 2008).

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