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AdelaideSouth Australia
Burton Springbank waters.jpg
Population 6,346 (2016 census)
 • Density 661/km2 (1,710/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 5110
Area 9.6 km2 (3.7 sq mi)
Location 21 km (13 mi) from Adelaide
LGA(s) City of Salisbury
State electorate(s) Taylor
Federal Division(s) Spence
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
22.5 °C
73 °F
11.1 °C
52 °F
438.5 mm
17.3 in
Suburbs around Burton:
Waterloo Corner Waterloo Corner Direk
Bolivar Burton Salisbury North
Bolivar Paralowie Paralowie

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 Primary001
Burton Primary School

Burton Primary (Birth-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.


Burton Suburb Map
Map of Burton

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:

  • 401
    • Travels between Salisbury Interchange and Paralowie Shopping Centre
    • Travels along:
      • Waterloo Corner Road
      • Springbank Boulevard
      • Kensington Way
      • Burton Road
  • 411
    • Travels between Salisbury Interchange and Mawson Interchange
    • Travels along:
      • Burton Road
  • 900
    • Travels between Salisbury Interchange and Virginia
    • Only Operates 5 times a day, Monday - Friday
    • Travels along:
      • Waterloo Corner Road

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