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Burnside - Adelaide Suburbs

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Burnside is a small suburb that is part of the City of Burnside in the eastern suburbs of Adelaide. It is primarily a residential suburb, and was one of the first suburbs of Adelaide. It was named Burnside, an amalgamation of the Scottish word for creek, "burn" and "side" because of the original property's location on the side of Second Creek. Burnside is 5 km east of the Adelaide city centre.




Burnside was established and named by Peter Anderson and his family who immigrated from Scotland in 1839. Anderson started a large farm on leased land near Second Creek. The farm had a large number of animals including pigs, poultry and cattle as well as barley and wheat crops. By the 1870s the area had developed into a small village. Burnside Post Office had opened on 21 July 1863.


There are a number of parks but most noticeably bordering several that are shared with other suburbs. The Burnside Swimming Centre is located in nearby Hazelwood Park. Langman Reserve is part of both Burnside and Waterfall Gully and the large Newland Park has several ovals. The Feathers Hotel, a Georgian style pub, is located within the suburb.


Burnside is home to Burnside Primary School, a State government school. A number of churches in various denominations including Baptist, Lutheran and Anglican also call the suburb home.


Burnside is a fairly upper-middle class suburb. Owing to being one of Adelaide's first suburbs, there are many grand historic homes located within the area. A significant number of its residents own houses that are situated on the hills which offer impressive views of the city.


Who lives here?


There are plenty of older singles, couples and ‘empty nesters’ here: the kids have grown up and moved out, and mum and dad are enjoying the extra space. And if the kids are still around, they’re probably at Uni or starting work: young families making a start generally look further afield.




In the 2011 census the population of Burnside was 2,671 and is comprised of approximately 52.6% females and 47.4% males.

The median/average age of the people in Burnside is 44 years of age.

67.6% of people living in the suburb of Burnside were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 6.5% England, 2.7% China , 1.7% India, 1.4% New Zealand, 1.2% Italy, 1.0% Korea, Republic of , 1.0% Iran, 0.9% Malaysia, 0.9% Scotland, 0.7% Singapore, 0.7% Sri Lanka, 0.6% Lebanon, 0.6% Germany, 0.6% South Africa.

78.8% of people living in Burnside speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 2.9% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.8% Mandarin, 2.0% Italian, 1.6% Arabic, 1.4% Greek, 1.3% Other, 1.3% Korean, 1.3% Cantonese, 0.9% Persian.

The religious makeup of Burnside is 25.3% No religion, 19.9% Catholic, 19.5% Anglican, 8.4% Uniting Church, 8.1% Religious affiliation not stated, 2.4% Eastern Orthodox, 2.4% Buddhism, 2.2% Baptist, 2.2% Lutheran, 1.9% Islam.

56.6% of people are married, 27.1% have never married and 7.8% are divorced and 2.0% are separated. There are 142 widowed people living in Burnside.

55.1% of the people living in Burnside over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 36.5% are working on a part time basis. Burnside has an unemployment rate of 3.2%.

The main occupations of people living in Burnside are 38.6% Professionals, 16.8% Managers, 13.2% Clerical & administrative workers, 9.4% Community & personal service workers, 9.2% Sales workers, 6.9% Technicians & trades workers, 2.6% Labourers, 2.1% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated, 1.2% Machinery operators & drivers.

The main industries people from Burnside work in are 17.0% Health care and social assistance, 13.8% Professional, scientific and technical services, 10.5% Retail trade, 10.1% Education and training, 6.8% Public administration and safety, 6.6% Manufacturing, 5.1% Accommodation and food services, 4.9% Financial and insurance services, 3.8% Construction.

48.0% of homes are fully owned, and 33.0% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 16.0% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $757 per week and the median household income is $1567 per week.

The median rent in Burnside is $320 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2167 per month.





Burnside Village shopping centre where beauty parlours, shoe shops, cafes and gourmet food abound. The Trak Cinema is opposite the shopping village and screens great art house movies.







Burnside Primary School

11 High St, Burnside 5066

Ph: (08) 8331 7512




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