Burton, South Australia
Adelaide, South Australia
|Population||4,356 (2006 census)|
3,414 (2001 Census)
|• Density||453.8/km2 (1,175/sq mi)|
|Area||9.6 km2 (3.7 sq mi)|
|Location||21 km (13 mi) from Adelaide|
|LGA(s)||City of Salisbury|
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 Indigenous Australian Kaurna 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.
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.
74.20% Burton residents drove, or were passengers in, a car to work. 3.93% of people caught public transport to work, and 1.15% walked.
Public Transport in Burton is serviced by Adelaide Metro. Three main bus services pass through the streets of Burton:
- Travels between Salisbury Interchange and Mawson Interchange
- Travels along:
- Burton Road
- Travels between Salisbury Interchange and Virginia
- Only Operates 5 times a day, Monday - Friday
- Travels along:
- Waterloo Corner Road
Wodliparri Trail at 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.
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.
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.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Burton (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 19 July 2010.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (19 November 2002). "Community Profile Series : Burton (State Suburb)". 2001 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 30 June 2007.
- "Climate Averages for EDINBURGH RAAF" (2km from Burton). Australian Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 25 January 2007.
- Lewis, H. John (1980). Salisbury South Australia, A History of Town and District. p. 74.
- "2006 School Contect Statement : Burton Primary School" (PDF). 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 August 2007. Retrieved 7 June 2007.
- "City of Salisbury - Wodliparri Trail". Archived from the original on 30 August 2007. Retrieved 8 June 2007.
- "State Election 2006 – Polling Booth Results (Burton, Taylor)(2 October 2008)
- "Federal Election 2007 - Polling Booth Results (Burton, Port Adelaide)" (2 October 2008).
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