Greenock, South Australia

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South Australia
Greenock is located in South Australia
Coordinates 34°27′28″S 138°55′39″E / 34.45778°S 138.92750°E / -34.45778; 138.92750Coordinates: 34°27′28″S 138°55′39″E / 34.45778°S 138.92750°E / -34.45778; 138.92750
Population 838 (2011 census)[1]
Established 1851
Postcode(s) 5360[2]
Location 66.2 km (41 mi) North of Adelaide
LGA(s) Light Regional Council
State electorate(s) Schubert, Light, Stuart
Federal Division(s) Wakefield
Localities around Greenock:
Fords Moppa Ebenezer
Nain Greenock Nuriootpa
Daveyston Seppeltsfield Marananga

Greenock is a small town on the north-west edge of the Barossa Valley. Located 66 km from Adelaide on the Sturt Highway (A20), Greenock is characterised by tree-lined streets with shady peppercorn trees which offer welcome relief from the hot summers which are characteristic of the area.

The town was named by James Smith, the secretary of George Fifie Angas, after Greenock on the Clyde River in Scotland and is sometimes called Little Scotland in the Barossa Valley.[3] The town is also located on the famous Heysen Trail.


According to the 2006 Census the population of the Greenock census area was 685 people. Approximately 51.4% of the population were male, 82.9% are Australian born, over 92.6% of residents are Australian citizens and 0% were native born indigenous people. The most popular industries for employment were Beverage Manufacturing (17.4%), Packaging Services, Fruit and Tree Nut Growing and School Education (all 3.5%), while the unemployment rate is approx 5.3%. The median weekly household income is A$1,057 or more per week, compared with $924 in Adelaide. 29.6% of the population identify themselves as Lutheran, while a slightly lower 21.9% identify with no religion at all.[4]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Greenock (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Australia Post - Postcode: Greenock, SA (18 July 2008)
  3. ^ Greenock - Kapunda & Light Tourism (18 July 2008)
  4. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Greenock (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-06-25.