Glenelg North, South Australia

Glenelg North is a seaside suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. It is located in both the City of Holdfast Bay and the City of West Torrens.

Glenelg North
AdelaideSouth Australia
Holdfast Marina, Glenelg North
Glenelg North is located in South Australia
Glenelg North
Glenelg North
Coordinates34°58′14″S 138°31′06″E / 34.970494°S 138.518393°E / -34.970494; 138.518393Coordinates: 34°58′14″S 138°31′06″E / 34.970494°S 138.518393°E / -34.970494; 138.518393[1]
Population6,254 (2016 census)[2]
Location9 km (6 mi) from Adelaide
State electorate(s)Colton
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Glenelg North:
West Beach
Adelaide Airport
Adelaide Airport
Novar Gardens
Gulf St Vincent Glenelg North Novar Gardens
Glenelg East
Glenelg East
FootnotesAdjoining suburbs[1]


The 2011 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 5,699 persons in Glenelg North on census night. Of these, 50.7% were male and 49.3% were female.[3]

The majority of residents (72.9%) are of Australian birth, with the other common census response being England (7.6%).[3]

The age distribution of Glenelg North residents is skewed towards a slightly higher age bracket than the greater Australian population. 72.9% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%; and 27.1% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 33.5%.[3]


The local newspaper is the Guardian Messenger. Other regional and national newspapers such as The Advertiser and The Australian are also available.


St Leonards Primary School, located on Jervois Street, is the local public school.


Replica of HMS Buffalo

Glenelg North is the site of the Patawalonga boat haven and The Old Gum Tree.

It is also home to a replica of the vessel HMS Buffalo, the ship that brought settlers to the state. The replica is fitted out as a restaurant.

Shopping and diningEdit

The Jetty Road shopping and dining precinct is a short walk from the suburb.


There are parks and green spaces throughout Glenelg North.


Glenelg North Beach extends along the coastal length of the suburb until reaching neighbouring suburb West Beach.



The suburb is serviced by the following main roads:

Public transportEdit

The suburb is serviced by bus routes, run by the Adelaide Metro:

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d "Search results for 'Glenelg North, SUB' with the following datasets selected - 'Suburbs and localities', 'Counties', 'Local Government Areas', 'SA Government Regions' and 'Gazetteer'". Location SA Map Viewer. South Australian Government. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Glenelg North (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 August 2019.  
  3. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Glenelg North (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 February 2016.  

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