List of places in South Australia by population

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This is a list of places 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
Growth Rate Area of State
Steady 1 Adelaide 1,040,719[1] 1,103,979[2] 6.08% Adelaide Plains
Steady 2 Mount Gambier 23,494[3] 25,199[4] 7.26% Limestone Coast
Increase 3 Gawler 20,006[5] 23,957[6] 19.75% Adelaide Plains
Decrease 4 Whyalla 21,122[7] 21,736[8] 2.91% Eyre Peninsula
Steady 5 Murray Bridge 14,048[9] 15,967[10] 13.66% Murraylands
Steady 6 Stirling-Bridgewater 13,375[11] 14,617[12] 9.29% Adelaide Hills
Increase 7 Mount Barker 11,540[13] 14,452[14] 25.23% Adelaide Hills
Decrease 8 Port Lincoln 13,044[15] 14,088[16] 8.00% Eyre Peninsula
Decrease 9 Port Pirie 13,206[17] 13,819[18] 4.64% Mid North
Decrease 10 Port Augusta 13,257[19] 13,504[20] 1.86% Eyre Peninsula
Steady 11 Victor Harbor 10,380[21] 13,411 29.20% Fleurieu Peninsula
Steady 12 Goolwa 5,882[22] 10,438 [note 1] 77.46% Fleurieu Peninsula
Increase 13 Strathalbyn 3,894[23] 5,292[24] 35.90% Fleurieu Peninsula
Increase 14 Nuriootpa 4,414[25] 5,215[26] 18.15% Barossa Valley
Decrease 15 Naracoorte 4,888[27] 4,908[28] 0.41% Limestone Coast
Decrease 16 Millicent 4,771[29] 4,798[30] 0.57% Limestone Coast
Increase 17 Roxby Downs 3,847[31] 4,702[32] 22.23% Far North
Increase 18 Kadina 4,026[33] 4,470[34] 11.03% Yorke Peninsula
Decrease 19 Renmark 4,339[35] 4,387[36] 1.11% Riverland
Decrease 20 Tanunda 4,153[37] 4,214[38] 1.47% Barossa Valley
Increase 21 Nairne 3,470[39] 4,198[40] 20.98% Adelaide Hills
Decrease 22 Berri 4,008[41] 4,103[42] 2.37% Riverland
Steady 23 Loxton 3,431[43] 3,795[44] 10.61% Riverland
Steady 24 Moonta 3,350[45] 3,659[46] 9.22% Yorke Peninsula
Steady 25 Clare 3,063[47] 3,278[48] 7.02% Clare Valley
Steady 26 Wallaroo 3,053 3,160[49] 3.50% Yorke Peninsula
Steady 27 McLaren Vale 2,908 3,043[50] 4.64% Fleurieu Peninsula
Increase 28 Bordertown 2,581 2,549[51] -1.24% Limestone Coast
Increase 29 Kapunda 2,480 2,484[52] 0.16% Barossa Valley
Increase 30 Angle Vale 1,359 2,363[53] 73.88% Adelaide Plains
Steady 31 Ceduna 2,304 2,289[54] -0.65% Eyre Peninsula
Steady 32 Mannum 2,042 2,164[55] 5.97% Murraylands
Steady 33 Willunga 2,104 2,094[56] -0.48% Fleurieu Peninsula
Increase 34 Hahndorf 1,805 2,092[57] 15.90% Adelaide Hills
Increase 35 Lobethal 1,836 1,957[58] 6.59% Adelaide Hills
Increase 36 Angaston 1,865 1,940[59] 4.02% Barossa Valley
Decrease 37 Barmera 1,928 1,914[60] -0.73% Riverland
Increase 38 Williamstown 1,432 1,882[61] 31.42% Barossa Valley
Decrease 39 Woodside 1,826 1,842[62] 0.88% Adelaide Hills
Increase 40 Balaklava 1,626 1,827[63] 12.36% Mid North
Increase 41 Two Wells 717 1,764[64] [note 2] 146.03% Adelaide Plains
Decrease 42 Kingscote 1,692 1,763[65] 4.20% Kangaroo Island
Decrease43 Waikerie 1,744 1,633[66] -6.36% Riverland
Decrease 44 Lyndoch 1,415 1,618[67] 14.35% Barossa Valley
Decrease 45 Kingston SE 1,630 1,612[68] -1.10% Limestone Coast
Increase 46 Balhannah 1,028 1,597[69] [note 3] 55.35% Adelaide Hills
Increase 47 Freeling 1,325 1,591[70] 20.08% Barossa Valley
Decrease 48 Coober Pedy 1,472 1,584[71] 7.61% Far North
Decrease 49 Lewiston 2,742 1,545[72] [note 4] -43.65% Adelaide Plains
Decrease 50 Peterborough 1,689 1,486[73] -12.02% Mid North
Decrease 51 Tumby Bay 1,351 1,474[74] 9.10% Eyre Peninsula
Decrease 52 Jamestown 1,407 1,406[75] -0.07% Mid North
Decrease 53 Tailem Bend 1,457 1,405[76] -3.57% Murraylands
Increase 54 Normanville 864 1,356[77] 56.94% Fleurieu Peninsula
Decrease 55 Penola 1,317 1,337[78] 1.52% Limestone Coast
Decrease 56 Crystal Brook 1,185 1,278[79] 7.85% Mid North
Decrease 57 Quorn 1,068 1,206[80] 12.92% Flinders Ranges
Decrease 58 Ardrossan 1,122 1,136[81] 1.25% Yorke Peninsula
Decrease 59 Keith 1,089 1,069[82] -1.84% Limestone Coast
Decrease 60 Maitland 1,056 1,047[83] -0.85% Yorke Peninsula
Increase 61 Mount Compass 695 1,042[84] 49.93% Fleurieu Peninsula
Increase 62 McLaren Flat 642 1,034[85] 61.06% Fleurieu Peninsula
Decrease 63 Robe 1,246 1,018[86] -18.30% Limestone Coast
Decrease 64 Streaky Bay 1,059 1,005[87] -5.10% Eyre Peninsula
  1. ^ At the 2011 census, the Goolwa urban centre included Middleton, whereas the 2006 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 2011 census, Oakbank was included in the Balhannah urban centre whereas it was not in the 2006 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

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.