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Point Turton
South Australia
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Part of Point Turton
Population 205 (2006 census)
Established 1876
Postcode(s) 5575
LGA(s) Yorke Peninsula Council
State electorate(s) Goyder
Federal Division(s) Grey
Localities around Point Turton:
Spencer Gulf Spencer Gulf Spencer Gulf
Point Souttar Point Turton Warooka
Warooka Warooka Warooka

Point Turton is a coastal town 114 kilometres (71 mi) west of Adelaide, South Australia. 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.

The majority of residents (89.3%) are of Australian birth, with an additional 5.9% declaring England as their country of birth.

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%.


The Point Turton General Store is the main shopping facility in the town.

The Tavern on Turton is a hotel that opened in 2007.

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


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Tavern on Turton opened in mid-2007

Point Turton is notable for its fishing, being regularly featured on fishing programs.

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