List of places in South Australia by population
This is a list of cities/towns in South Australia by urban centre population.
Largest urban centres or localities by population
Urban centres are defined by the Australian Bureau of Statistics as being a population cluster of 1,000 or more people. 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.
- At the 2011 census, the Goolwa urban centre included Middleton, whereas the 2006 and 2016 census did not
- At the 2011 census, the area of the Two Wells urban centre was redrawn and enlarged resulting in a disproportionate growth figure
- In the 2016 census, Carrickalinga was included in the Normanville urban centre whereas it was not in the 2011 census
- At the 2011 census, the area of the Lewiston urban centre was redrawn and significantly reduced, resulting in a disproportionate decrease in the population
- 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
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
|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|
|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|
- Demographics of Australia
- List of cities in Australia
- List of places in New South Wales by population
- List of places in Victoria by population
- List of places in Queensland by population
- List of places in Western Australia by population
Notes and references
- "Urban Centres and Localities (UCLs) and Significant Urban Areas (SUAs)" (PDF). Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
- "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2006–07". Australian Bureau of Statistics.