List of places in South Australia by population

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This is a list of cities/towns in South Australia by urban centre population.

Largest urban centres or localities by population[edit]

Adelaide
State capital
Murray Bridge in the distance

Urban centres are defined by the Australian Bureau of Statistics as being a population cluster of 1,000 or more people.[1] For statistical purposes, people living in urban centres are classified as urban. These figures represent the populations of the contiguous built-up areas of each city.

Suburbs of Adelaide are not included, with the exception of Gawler, Mount Barker, Crafers-Bridgewater and Nairne, which can all be seen as semi-rural suburbs but also as separate towns.


Rank Urban centre Population
2006 Census
Population
2011 Census
Population
2016 Census
Growth Rate Area of State
Steady 1 Adelaide 1,040,719[1] 1,103,979[2] Edit this at Wikidata


1,165,632[3] Edit this at Wikidata


6.08% Adelaide Plains
Increase 2 Gawler 20,006[4] 23,957[5] Edit this at Wikidata


26,472[6] Edit this at Wikidata


19.75% Adelaide Plains
Decrease 3 Mount Gambier 23,494[7] 25,199[8] Edit this at Wikidata


26,148[9] Edit this at Wikidata


7.26% Limestone Coast
Decrease 4 Whyalla 21,122[10] 21,736[11] Edit this at Wikidata


21,501[12] Edit this at Wikidata


2.91% Eyre Peninsula
Steady 5 Murray Bridge 14,048[13] 15,967[14] Edit this at Wikidata


16,804[15] Edit this at Wikidata


13.66% Murraylands
Steady 6 Mount Barker 11,540[16] 14,452[17] Edit this at Wikidata


16,629[18] Edit this at Wikidata


25.23% Adelaide Hills
Increase 7 Victor Harbor 10,380[19] 13,411 15,265 [20] Edit this at Wikidata


29.20% Fleurieu Peninsula
Decrease 8 Crafers-Bridgewater 13,375[21] 14,617[22] Edit this at Wikidata


15,125[23] Edit this at Wikidata


9.29% Adelaide Hills
Decrease 9 Port Lincoln 13,044[24] 14,088[25] Edit this at Wikidata


14,064[26] Edit this at Wikidata


8.00% Eyre Peninsula
Decrease 10 Port Pirie 13,206[27] 13,819[28] Edit this at Wikidata


13,740[29] Edit this at Wikidata


4.64% Mid North
Decrease 11 Port Augusta 13,257[30] 13,504[31] Edit this at Wikidata


12,896[32] Edit this at Wikidata


1.86% Eyre Peninsula
Steady 12 Goolwa 5,882[33] 10,438 [note 1] 7,717 [34] Edit this at Wikidata


77.46% Fleurieu Peninsula
Increase 13 Nuriootpa 4,414[35] 5,215[36] Edit this at Wikidata


5,691[37] Edit this at Wikidata


18.15% Barossa Valley
Decrease 14 Strathalbyn 3,894[38] 5,292[39] Edit this at Wikidata


5,486[40] Edit this at Wikidata


35.90% Fleurieu Peninsula
Steady 15 Naracoorte 4,888[41] 4,908[42] Edit this at Wikidata


5,074[43] Edit this at Wikidata


0.41% Limestone Coast
Increase 16 Nairne 3,470[44] 4,198[45] Edit this at Wikidata


4,842 [46] Edit this at Wikidata


20.98% Adelaide Hills
Steady 17 Millicent 4,771[47] 4,798[48] Edit this at Wikidata


4,734[49] Edit this at Wikidata


0.57% Limestone Coast
Increase 18 Renmark 4,339[50] 4,387[51] Edit this at Wikidata


4,634[52] Edit this at Wikidata


Riverland
Increase 19 Kadina 4,026[53] 4,470[54] Edit this at Wikidata


4,587[55] Edit this at Wikidata


11.03% Yorke Peninsula
Decrease 20 Tanunda 4,153[56] 4,214[57] Edit this at Wikidata


4,324 [58] Edit this at Wikidata


1.47% Barossa Valley
Increase 21 Moonta 3,350[59] 3,659[60] Edit this at Wikidata


4,174 [61] Edit this at Wikidata


9.22% Yorke Peninsula
Decrease 22 Berri 4,008[62] 4,103[63] Edit this at Wikidata


4,088 [64] Edit this at Wikidata


2.37% Riverland
Increase 23 Wallaroo 3,053 3,160[65] Edit this at Wikidata


3,988 [66] Edit this at Wikidata


3.50% Yorke Peninsula
Decrease 24 Loxton 3,431[67] 3,795[68] Edit this at Wikidata


3,838[69] Edit this at Wikidata


Riverland
Decrease 25 Roxby Downs 3,847[70] 4,702[71] Edit this at Wikidata


3,588 [72] Edit this at Wikidata


22.23% Far North
Decrease 26 Clare 3,063[73] 3,278[74] Edit this at Wikidata


3,327 [75] Edit this at Wikidata


7.02% Clare Valley
Steady 27 McLaren Vale 2,908 3,043[76] Edit this at Wikidata


3,096 [77] Edit this at Wikidata


4.64% Fleurieu Peninsula
Increase 28 Angle Vale 1,359 2,363[78] Edit this at Wikidata


2,818 [79] Edit this at Wikidata


73.88% Adelaide Plains
Decrease 29 Bordertown 2,581 2,549[80] Edit this at Wikidata


2,669 [81] Edit this at Wikidata


−1.24% Limestone Coast
Decrease 30 Kapunda 2,480 2,484[82] Edit this at Wikidata


2,598[83] Edit this at Wikidata


0.16% Barossa Valley
Increase 31 Mannum 2,042 2,164[84] Edit this at Wikidata


2,398 [85] Edit this at Wikidata


5.97% Murraylands
Increase 32 Hahndorf 1,805 2,092[86] Edit this at Wikidata


2,180 [87] Edit this at Wikidata


15.90% Adelaide Hills
Increase 33 Williamstown 1,432 1,882[88] Edit this at Wikidata


2,163 [89] Edit this at Wikidata


31.42% Barossa Valley
Decrease 34 Ceduna 2,304 2,289[90] Edit this at Wikidata


2,157 [91] Edit this at Wikidata


−0.65% Eyre Peninsula
Decrease 35 Willunga 2,104 2,094[92] Edit this at Wikidata


2,143 [93] Edit this at Wikidata


−0.48% Fleurieu Peninsula
Decrease 36 Lobethal 1,836 1,957[94] Edit this at Wikidata


2,135 [95] Edit this at Wikidata


6.59% Adelaide Hills
Increase 37 Freeling 1,325 1,591[96] Edit this at Wikidata


2,052 [97] Edit this at Wikidata


20.08% Barossa Valley
Decrease 38 Angaston 1,865 1,940[98] Edit this at Wikidata


2,044 [99] Edit this at Wikidata


4.02% Barossa Valley
Decrease 39 Barmera 1,928 1,914[100] Edit this at Wikidata


1,935 [101] Edit this at Wikidata


−0.73% Riverland
Steady 40 Two Wells 717 1,764[102] Edit this at Wikidata
[note 2]
1,926 [103] Edit this at Wikidata


146.03% Adelaide Plains
Increase 41 Normanville 864 1,356[104] Edit this at Wikidata


1,906 [105] Edit this at Wikidata

[note 3]

56.94% Fleurieu Peninsula
Decrease 42 Balaklava 1,626 1,827[106] Edit this at Wikidata


1,902[107] Edit this at Wikidata


12.36% Mid North
Decrease 43 Woodside 1,826 1,842[108] Edit this at Wikidata


1,870 [109] Edit this at Wikidata


0.88% Adelaide Hills
Decrease 44 Lyndoch 1,415 1,618[110] Edit this at Wikidata


1,799[111] Edit this at Wikidata


14.35% Barossa Valley
Decrease 45 Kingscote 1,692 1,763[112] Edit this at Wikidata


1,790 [113] Edit this at Wikidata


4.20% Kangaroo Island
Decrease 46 Kingston SE 1,630 1,612[114] Edit this at Wikidata


1,648 [115] Edit this at Wikidata


−1.10% Limestone Coast
Decrease47 Waikerie 1,744 1,633[116] Edit this at Wikidata


1,632 [117] Edit this at Wikidata


−6.36% Riverland
Steady 48 Coober Pedy 1,472 1,584[118] Edit this at Wikidata


1,625 [119] Edit this at Wikidata


7.61% Far North
Steady 49 Lewiston 2,742 1,545[120] Edit this at Wikidata
[note 4]
1,589 [121] Edit this at Wikidata


−43.65% Adelaide Plains
Decrease 50 Balhannah 1,028 1,597[122] Edit this at Wikidata
[note 5]
1,546 [123] Edit this at Wikidata


55.35% Adelaide Hills
Steady 51 Tumby Bay 1,351 1,474[124] Edit this at Wikidata


1,417[125] Edit this at Wikidata


9.10% Eyre Peninsula
Decrease 52 Peterborough 1,689 1,486[126] Edit this at Wikidata


1,416[127] Edit this at Wikidata


−12.02% Mid North
Steady 53 Tailem Bend 1,457 1,405[128] Edit this at Wikidata


1,410 [129] Edit this at Wikidata


−3.57% Murraylands
Decrease 54 Jamestown 1,407 1,406[130] Edit this at Wikidata


1,392 [131] Edit this at Wikidata


−0.07% Mid North
Increase 55 Crystal Brook 1,185 1,278[132] Edit this at Wikidata


1,324 [133] Edit this at Wikidata


7.85% Mid North
Decrease 56 Penola 1,317 1,337[134] Edit this at Wikidata


1,312 [135] Edit this at Wikidata


1.52% Limestone Coast
Increase 57 Ardrossan 1,122 1,136[136] Edit this at Wikidata


1,167 [137] Edit this at Wikidata


1.25% Yorke Peninsula
Decrease 58 Quorn 1,068 1,206[138] Edit this at Wikidata


1,131 [139] Edit this at Wikidata


12.92% Flinders Ranges
Increase 59 McLaren Flat 642 1,034[140] Edit this at Wikidata


1,121 [141] Edit this at Wikidata


61.06% Fleurieu Peninsula
Increase 60 Mount Compass 695 1,042[142] Edit this at Wikidata


1,119 [143] Edit this at Wikidata


49.93% Fleurieu Peninsula
Decrease 61 Keith 1,089 1,069[144] Edit this at Wikidata


1,076 [145] Edit this at Wikidata


−1.84% Limestone Coast
Decrease 62 Maitland 1,056 1,047[146] Edit this at Wikidata


1,029 [147] Edit this at Wikidata


−0.85% Yorke Peninsula
Steady 63 Port Broughton 908[148] 982[149] Edit this at Wikidata


1,036[150] Edit this at Wikidata


Yorke Peninsula
  1. ^ At the 2011 census, the Goolwa urban centre included Middleton, whereas the 2006 and 2016 census did not
  2. ^ At the 2011 census, the area of the Two Wells urban centre was redrawn and enlarged resulting in a disproportionate growth figure
  3. ^ In the 2016 census, Carrickalinga was included in the Normanville urban centre whereas it was not in the 2011 census
  4. ^ At the 2011 census, the area of the Lewiston urban centre was redrawn and significantly reduced, resulting in a disproportionate decrease in the population
  5. ^ In the 2011 census, Oakbank was included in the Balhannah urban centre whereas it was not in the 2006 census

25 largest local government areas by population[edit]

Local government areas are the main units of local government in Australia. They may be termed cities, shires, councils or other names, but they all function similarly.

Rank Local government area Population
2006 census
Population
2007 estimate
[2]
Growth
rate
Stat. division/district
1. City of Onkaparinga 154,417 155,919 1.0% Adelaide
2. City of Salisbury 122,163 124,825 2.2% Adelaide
3. City of Port Adelaide Enfield 106,373 107,970 1.5% Adelaide
4. City of Charles Sturt 104,069 104,464 0.4% Adelaide
5. City of Tea Tree Gully 99,461 99,564 0.1% Adelaide
6. City of Marion 81,430 82,229 1.0% Adelaide
7. City of Playford 71,903 73,162 1.8% Adelaide
8. City of Mitcham 64,282 64,717 0.7% Adelaide
9. City of West Torrens 54,371 54,896 1.0% Adelaide
10. City of Campbelltown 47,941 48,287 0.7% Adelaide
11. City of Burnside 43,902 43,888 −0.1% Adelaide
12. Adelaide Hills Council 39,601 39,691 0.2% Adelaide
13. City of Unley 37,826 38,104 0.7% Adelaide
14. City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters 35,255 35,571 0.9% Adelaide
15. City of Holdfast Bay 34,704 35,037 1.0% Adelaide
16. District Council of Mount Barker 27,612 28,270 2.4% Adelaide
17. City of Mount Gambier 24,494 24,640 0.6% Mount Gambier
18. City of Whyalla 22,332 22,612 1.3% Whyalla
19. Alexandrina Council 21,505 22,026 2.4% Alexandrina
20. Barossa Council 21,407 21,806 1.9% Barossa
21. City of Prospect 20,063 20,354 1.5% Adelaide
22. Town of Gawler 19,406 19,841 2.2% Gawler
23. Rural City of Murray Bridge 18,364 18,595 1.3% Murray Bridge
24. City of Adelaide 17,723 18,575 4.8% Adelaide
25. Port Pirie Regional Council 17,776 17,869 0.5% Port Pirie

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Urban Centres and Localities (UCLs) and Significant Urban Areas (SUAs)" (PDF). Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  2. ^ "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2006–07". Australian Bureau of Statistics.