Bolivar, South Australia facts for kids
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Adelaide, South Australia
|Location||17 km (11 mi) N of Adelaide city centre|
|LGA(s)||City of Salisbury|
|State electorate(s)||Port Adelaide (2011)|
|Federal Division(s)||Port Adelaide (2011)|
The suburb was established in 1956, and was named after the General Bolivar Hotel. This hotel had been built by Walter Walpole, a settler who had arrived in South Australia in 1850 on the sailing ship Bolivar.
Bolivar Post Office in the then rural area opened on 1 July 1905 and closed in 1930.
The 2006 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 119 persons in Bolivar on census night. Of these, 63.9% were male and 36.1% were female.
The majority of residents (69.7%) are of Australian birth, with an additional 13.4% claiming England as their country of birth.
The age distribution of Bolivar residents is skewed towards an older population compared to the greater Australian population: 94.1% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%.
Facilities and attractions
The suburb is notable for being the location (with neighbouring St Kilda) of the Bolivar Sewage Treatment Works.
The southern boundary of the suburb runs along the Little Para River and includes greenspace.
The Adelaide-Port Augusta railway line passes through Bolivar.
Bolivar is serviced by Port Wakefield Road, part of the National Highway.
Frederic Custance made Australia's first monoplane flight at Bolivar on 17 March 1910.
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