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SOUTH AUSTRALIA



STATE SUMMARY

POPULATION GROWTH IN ADELAIDE

POPULATION CHANGE IN THE REMAINDER OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA

CENTRES OF POPULATION

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA POPULATIONS


STATE SUMMARY

At 30 June 2008 the estimated resident population of South Australia (SA) was 1.60 million people. The population had increased by 17,600 since June 2007 mainly due to net overseas migration. SA's growth rate of 1.1% in 2007-08 was slightly higher than the average annual growth rate of 0.9% for the five years to June 2008.

SLA POPULATION CHANGE, South Australia - 2007-08
Diagram: SLA population change, SA, 2007-08


POPULATION GROWTH IN ADELAIDE

Adelaide SD

The population of the Adelaide SD was 1.17 million people at June 2008, which was 73% of SA's population. The Adelaide SD increased by 13,000 people (1.1%) in 2007-08, while the remainder of SA increased by 4,600 people (also 1.1%).

During 2007-08 the four LGAs with the largest population growth in the state were in the Adelaide SD. Salisbury (C), in Adelaide's north, experienced the largest increase (2,400 people), followed by neighbouring Playford (C), which increased by 2,000 people. Onkaparinga (C), in southern Adelaide, increased by 1,800 people, and Port Adelaide Enfield (C), in Adelaide's north-west, gained 1,700 people.

The fastest-growing LGAs in the Adelaide SD in 2007-08 were Playford (C) and inner-city Adelaide (C), both of which increased by 2.7%. Other LGAs to experience rapid population growth included Gawler (T) (2.0%), Salisbury (C) (1.9%) and Port Adelaide Enfield (C) (1.6%). The growth of Gawler (T), on the north-eastern fringes of the Adelaide SD, took the town's population past the milestone of 20,000 people in 2007-08.

No LGAs in the Adelaide SD experienced population decline.


Outer Adelaide SD

In 2007-08 the Outer Adelaide SD experienced the fastest population growth of all SDs in SA, increasing by 2.0% (2,600 people).

Several LGAs within the Outer Adelaide SD recorded rapid growth during 2007-08. Victor Harbor (C), on the southern Fleurieu Peninsula, and Mount Barker (DC), in the Mt Lofty Ranges east of Adelaide, were the two fastest-growing LGAs in the state, increasing by 3.5% and 2.9% respectively. Other Outer Adelaide LGAs to experience rapid growth included the Fleurieu Peninsula areas of Alexandrina (DC) (2.6%) and Yankalilla (DC) (1.8%). These four LGAs have been among the fastest-growing in the state for several years as indicated by their average annual growth rates, which range from 2.5% to 3.2% for the five years to June 2008.

For the tenth consecutive year, Mount Barker (DC) had the largest growth (830 people) of LGAs in the Outer Adelaide SD. Alexandrina (DC) and Victor Harbor (C) also recorded large population increases, gaining 580 and 440 people respectively. No LGAs in the Outer Adelaide SD experienced population decline.

LGAs WITH LARGEST AND FASTEST POPULATION GROWTH, South Australia

ERP at 30 June
Population Change
2008p
2007r-2008p
LGA
no.
no.
%

LARGEST GROWTH

Salisbury (C)
127 500
2 400
1.9
Playford (C)
75 300
2 000
2.7
Onkaparinga (C)
158 100
1 800
1.2
Port Adelaide Enfield (C)
109 900
1 700
1.6
Mount Barker (DC)
29 100
830
2.9

FASTEST GROWTH

Victor Harbor (C)
13 200
440
3.5
Mount Barker (DC)
29 100
830
2.9
Copper Coast (DC)
12 500
330
2.7
Playford (C)
75 300
2 000
2.7
Roxby Downs (M)
4 500
120
2.7



POPULATION CHANGE IN THE REMAINDER OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Population growth

In 2007-08 the remainder of SA experienced generally smaller increases in population than the Adelaide and Outer Adelaide SDs. The riverside LGA of Murray Bridge (RC) increased by 450 people; Copper Coast (DC), in the north of Yorke Peninsula, grew by 330 people; the south-eastern LGA of Mount Gambier (C) increased by 220 people; and Whyalla (C), in the north-east of Eyre Peninsula, grew by 210 people.

Copper Coast (DC) and Roxby Downs (M), in the far north, were the fastest-growing LGAs outside of the Adelaide and Outer Adelaide SDs, each increasing by 2.7%. These LGAs were followed by Murray Bridge (RC) (2.4%), and Grant (DC) (2.2%), which surrounds Mount Gambier (C) in the south-east .


Population decline

All of the LGAs that experienced population decline in 2007-08 were outside the Adelaide and Outer Adelaide SDs and many have experienced several consecutive years of drought and been affected by record low inflows to the Murray River. The largest decline was in the Riverland LGA of Berri and Barmera (DC), which decreased by 130 people, after its population had grown slightly in 2006-07. Other LGAs to experience population declines in 2007-08 included The Coorong (DC) (60 people) in the Murray Mallee and Murray Mouth region; Cleve (DC) on the Eyre Peninsula and Coober Pedy (DC) in the far north, both of which decreased by 40 people; and Tatiara (DC) (30 people) in the upper south-east.

LGAs WITH LARGEST AND FASTEST POPULATION DECLINE, South Australia

ERP at 30 June
Population Change
2008p
2007r-2008p
LGA
no.
no.
%

LARGEST DECLINE

Berri and Barmera (DC)
11 300
-130
-1.1
The Coorong (DC)
5 800
-60
-1.0
Cleve (DC)
1 900
-40
-2.1
Coober Pedy (DC)
1 900
-40
-1.9
Tatiara (DC)
7 100
-30
-0.4

FASTEST DECLINE(a)

Berri and Barmera (DC)
11 300
-130
-1.1
The Coorong (DC)
5 800
-60
-1.0
Ceduna (DC)
3 700
-30
-0.7
Southern Mallee (DC)
2 200
-20
-0.7
Goyder (DC)
4 300
-20
-0.6

(a) Excludes LGAs with a population of less than 2,000 at June 2007.


CENTRES OF POPULATION

South Australia's centre of population at June 2008 was in the SLA of Port Adelaide Enfield (C) - East, in the northern suburbs of Adelaide. The state's centre of population moved around 0.8 kilometres to the south in the five years to June 2008.

The centre of population of the Adelaide SD at June 2008 was in the city's parklands, opposite the Women's and Children's Hospital.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA POPULATIONS, South Australia

Local Government Area
Estimated Resident Population at
30 June 2008
Change over previous
year
Change over previous
year (%)

Adelaide (C)
18 990
491
2.7
Adelaide Hills (DC)
39 703
65
0.2
Alexandrina (DC)
22 613
576
2.6
Anangu Pitjantjatjara (AC)
2 363
25
1.1
Barossa (DC)
22 172
371
1.7
Barunga West (DC)
2 614
-10
-0.4
Berri and Barmera (DC)
11 283
-125
-1.1
Burnside (C)
44 010
184
0.4
Campbelltown (C)
48 593
399
0.8
Ceduna (DC)
3 731
-28
-0.7
Charles Sturt (C)
105 573
800
0.8
Clare and Gilbert Valleys (DC)
8 653
96
1.1
Cleve (DC)
1 921
-42
-2.1
Coober Pedy (DC)
1 942
-37
-1.9
Copper Coast (DC)
12 496
329
2.7
Elliston (DC)
1 161
-15
-1.3
Flinders Ranges (DC)
1 827
7
0.4
Franklin Harbour (DC)
1 339
7
0.5
Gawler (T)
20 257
393
2.0
Goyder (DC)
4 284
-24
-0.6
Grant (DC)
8 542
182
2.2
Holdfast Bay (C)
35 525
484
1.4
Kangaroo Island (DC)
4 536
52
1.2
Karoonda East Murray (DC)
1 186
-7
-0.6
Kimba (DC)
1 139
-14
-1.2

Local Government Area
Estimated Resident Population at
30 June 2008
Change over previous
year
Change over previous
year (%)

Kingston (DC)
2 442
1
0.0
Le Hunte (DC)
1 333
7
0.5
Light (RegC)
13 318
161
1.2
Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC)
4 731
74
1.6
Loxton Waikerie (DC)
12 068
-16
-0.1
Mallala (DC)
8 365
30
0.4
Maralinga Tjarutja (AC)
110
-2
-1.8
Marion (C)
82 971
739
0.9
Mid Murray (DC)
8 451
61
0.7
Mitcham (C)
64 891
157
0.2
Mount Barker (DC)
29 149
827
2.9
Mount Gambier (C)
24 928
223
0.9
Mount Remarkable (DC)
2 957
11
0.4
Murray Bridge (RC)
19 101
449
2.4
Naracoorte and Lucindale (DC)
8 440
9
0.1
Northern Areas (DC)
4 856
-14
-0.3
Norwood Payneham St Peters (C)
35 893
267
0.7
Onkaparinga (C)
158 061
1 808
1.2
Orroroo/Carrieton (DC)
949
-10
-1.0
Peterborough (DC)
2 004
11
0.6
Playford (C)
75 323
1 975
2.7
Port Adelaide Enfield (C)
109 922
1 704
1.6
Port Augusta (C)
14 542
131
0.9
Port Lincoln (C)
14 452
134
0.9
Port Pirie City and Dists (M)
17 950
50
0.3

Local Government Area
Estimated Resident Population at
30 June 2008
Change over previous
year
Change over previous
year (%)

Prospect (C)
20 710
263
1.3
Renmark Paringa (DC)
9 868
7
0.1
Robe (DC)
1 453
26
1.8
Roxby Downs (M)
4 453
116
2.7
Salisbury (C)
127 514
2 369
1.9
Southern Mallee (DC)
2 198
-16
-0.7
Streaky Bay (DC)
2 159
26
1.2
Tatiara (DC)
7 089
-32
-0.4
Tea Tree Gully (C)
99 886
361
0.4
The Coorong (DC)
5 831
-61
-1.0
Tumby Bay (DC)
2 706
35
1.3
Unley (C)
38 146
294
0.8
Victor Harbor (C)
13 247
442
3.5
Wakefield (DC)
6 679
33
0.5
Walkerville (M)
7 258
3
0.0
Wattle Range (DC)
12 508
97
0.8
West Torrens (C)
55 064
321
0.6
Whyalla (C)
22 801
212
0.9
Yankalilla (DC)
4 497
79
1.8
Yorke Peninsula (DC)
11 670
43
0.4
Unincorporated SA
3 964
3
0.1
TOTAL SOUTH AUSTRALIA
1 603 361
17 567
1.1

(AC) Aboriginal Council
(C) City
(DC) District Council
(M) Municipality
(RC) Rural City
(RegC) Regional Council
(T) Town
Estimates for 2008 are preliminary.
Source: Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2007–08 (cat. no. 3218.0).


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