The majority of residents (72.9%) are of Australian birth, with the other common census response being England (7.6%).
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%.
St Leonards Primary School, located on Jervois Street, is the local public school.
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 dining
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:
- Anzac Highway, connecting Adelaide to Glenelg
- Tapleys Hill Road, running north–south from Queenstown to Glenelg
The suburb is serviced by bus routes, run by the Adelaide Metro:
- "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.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Glenelg North (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Glenelg North (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 February 2016.