Point Turton, South Australia

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Point Turton
South Australia
Point Turton November 2007.JPG
Part of Point Turton
Point Turton is located in Yorke Peninsula Council
Point Turton
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 Council
State electorate(s) Goyder[2]
Federal Division(s) Grey[3]
Localities around Point Turton:
Spencer Gulf[4] Spencer Gulf[4] Spencer Gulf[4]
Point Souttar[4] Point Turton Warooka[4]
Warooka[4] Warooka[4] Warooka[4]

Point Turton is a coastal town 114 kilometres (71 mi) west of Adelaide, South Australia.[5] It is located in the Yorke Peninsula Council.


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 country 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]


The Point Turton General Store is the main shopping facility in the town.[citation needed]

The Tavern on Turton is a hotel that opened in 2007.[citation needed]

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


Tavern on Turton opened in mid-2007

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Point Turton (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2011-04-11. 
  2. ^ "Goyder electorate boundaries as of 2014". ELECTORAL COMMISSION SA. Retrieved 23 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Federal electoral division of Grey" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 July 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h "New Ward Structure 2014". Yorke Peninsula Council. Retrieved 21 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "Point Turton, South Australia". Postcodes-Australia. Retrieved 11 April 2011. 

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