3218.0 - Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2018-19 Quality Declaration 
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South Australia

Population change

Greater Adelaide increased by 13,900 people (1.0%), the rest of the state increased by 1,500 (0.4%).

The areas with the largest growth were:

    • Mount Barker (up by 850 people) in the Adelaide Hills
    • Munno Para West - Angle Vale (800) on the northern outskirts of Adelaide
    • Northgate - Oakden - Gilles Plains (670) in Adelaide's inner north-east

The areas with the highest growth rates were:
    • Munno Para West - Angle Vale (5.8%)
    • Mount Barker (4.6%)
    • inner-city Adelaide (3.5%)


Components of population change
    • Windsor Gardens, in Adelaide's inner north-east, had the largest natural increase (260 people).
    • Mount Barker had the largest net internal migration gain (620 people).
    • Inner-city Adelaide had the largest net overseas migration gain (740 people).


Centre of population

The centre for South Australia:
    • was in the new suburb of Lightsview at June 2019, in Adelaide's inner north-east
    • moved 180 metres south over 2018-19, towards Adelaide's central business district
The centre for Adelaide:
    • was on the banks of the River Torrens, north of Botanic Park at June 2019, in the suburb of Adelaide
    • moved less than 10 metres over 2018-19, reflecting similar overall growth in the northern and southern suburbs


Population density

The areas with the highest density at June 2019 were:
    • Unley - Parkside (3,000 people per sq km) and Prospect (2,800), which both surround Adelaide's central business district
    • Glenelg (2,900), a coastal suburb in Adelaide's south-west