Greenock, South Australia

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South Australia
Greenock is located in South Australia
Coordinates34°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
Population1,087 (2016 census)[1]
Location66.2 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 River Clyde 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 2016 Census the population of the Greenock census area was 1087 people. Of these 51.8% were male and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.7% of the population. The median age of people in Greenock was 40 years and 84.4% were Australian born. The median weekly household income is A$1,568 per week, compared with $1,026 for South Australia overall. 35.7% of the population identify themselves as having no religion, while 25.7% identify as Lutheran.[4]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Greenock (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 Sep 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Australia Post - Postcode: Greenock, SA (18 July 2008)
  3. ^ Greenock Archived 18 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine. - Kapunda & Light Tourism (18 July 2008)
  4. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Greenock (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2017-09-23. Edit this at Wikidata