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McCracken
Victor Harbor, South Australia
Population 1,549 (2006 census)
Postcode(s) 5211
Location 68 km (42 mi) S of Adelaide CBD
LGA(s) City of Victor Harbor
State electorate(s) Finniss
Federal Division(s) Mayo
Suburbs around McCracken:
Hindmarsh Valley Hindmarsh Valley Hayborough
Victor Harbor McCracken Hayborough
Victor Harbor Encounter Bay

McCracken is a suburb in the City of Victor Harbor.

Demographics

The 2006 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 1,549 persons in McCracken on census night. Of these, 47.3% were male and 52.7% were female.

The majority of residents (77%) are of Australian birth, with an additional 13.2% declaring England as their country of birth.

The average age of McCracken residents is higher than the greater Australian population. 79.1% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%; and 20.9% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 33.5%.

Community

The local newspapers are the Independent Weekly and the Times.

Attractions

McCracken is notable as the location of the McCracken Country Club & Resort. Among the events that take place at McCracken C C, ADFAS Fleurieu (Australian Design and Fine Arts Society) hold meetings there.

Parks

Cootamundra Reserve lies on the northeast boundary of the suburb.

Transportation

McCracken is serviced by Hindmarsh Road, linking the suburb to Victor Harbor. Victor Harbor Road forms the eastern boundary of McCracken.

Coordinates: 35°32′28″S 138°38′06″E / 35.541°S 138.635°E / -35.541; 138.635

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