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3218.0 - Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2011 Quality Declaration 
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SOUTH AUSTRALIA


State summary

Population change in Greater Adelaide

Population change in the remainder of South Australia

Centre of population


STATE SUMMARY

At 30 June 2011, the estimated resident population of South Australia was 1.64 million people, which represented 7.3% of the total Australian population. In the ten years to June 2011, the state's population increased by 126,500 people, or 8.4%. This was the slowest growth of all states and territories, equal with Tasmania.

SA2 POPULATION CHANGE, South Australia - 2001-11
Diagram: SA2 POPULATION CHANGE, South Australia—2001–11


POPULATION CHANGE IN GREATER ADELAIDE

At June 2011, the population of Greater Adelaide was 1.26 million, which accounted for 77% of South Australia's total population. In the ten years to 2011, the population of Greater Adelaide increased by 108,200 people or 9.4%, while the remainder of the state grew by 18,300 people (5.1%).

In the ten years to 2011, the nine SA2s with the largest population increases in the state were all within Greater Adelaide. Pooraka, to the north of Adelaide's central business district, and inner-city Adelaide had the largest increases, up 10,100 and 7,000 people respectively. Aldinga, on the south coast, and Northgate - Oakden - Gilles Plains, to the north of Adelaide followed, increasing by 6,100 and 4,800 people respectively. Munno Para West - Angle Vale (up 4,400 people), Mount Barker (4,300), Seaford (4,300), Davoren Park (3,900) and Craigmore-Blakeview (3,800) also had large growth.

Many of the fastest-growing SA2s within the state were also in Greater Adelaide. Munno Para West - Angle Vale, north of Adelaide was the fastest, increasing by 125% to 7,900 people in the ten years to 2011, followed by Pooraka (117%), also to the north, and inner-city Adelaide (103%).

SA2s WITH LARGEST AND FASTEST POPULATION GROWTH, South Australia

ERP at 30 June
Population Change
2001
2011pr
2001-2011pr
SA2
no.
no.
no.
%

LARGEST GROWTH

Pooraka
8 700
18 800
10 100
117
Adelaide
6 800
13 900
7 000
103
Aldinga
8 400
14 500
6 100
72
Northgate - Oakden - Gilles Plains
16 600
21 500
4 800
29
Munno Para West - Angle Vale
3 500
7 900
4 400
125

FASTEST GROWTH

Munno Para West - Angle Vale
3 500
7 900
4 400
125
Pooraka
8 700
18 800
10 100
117
Adelaide
6 800
13 900
7 000
103
Aldinga
8 400
14 500
6 100
72
Gawler - North
6 100
8 900
2 800
46



Population in the SA2s of Athelstone, north-east of Adelaide, and Christies Beach, Clarendon, Hackham West - Huntfield Heights, and Hallett Cove, all south of Adelaide, remained relatively stable, each with population changes of under 50 people in the ten years to 2011.

Just under one-fifth of SA2s within Greater Adelaide declined in population between 2001 and 2011. The SA2s with both the largest and fastest declines were Modbury Heights (down 1,700 people or 8.0%) and Redwood Park (down 1,300 people or 7.7%), both north-east of Adelaide.

POPULATION CHANGE IN THE REMAINDER OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Population growth

In the ten year period to June 2011, the remainder of the state generally experienced smaller population increases than Greater Adelaide.

Fleurieu - Kangaroo Island recorded the largest and fastest population increase (9,700 people or 26%) of all SA3s outside of Greater Adelaide. Barossa followed with an increase of 3,700 people, or 12%.

Between 2001 and 2011, the SA2s within the remainder of South Australia with the largest growth were Murray Bridge (3,300), east of Greater Adelaide, Victor Harbour (2,900) and Goolwa - Port Elliot (2,700), both on the Fleurieu Peninsula, and Mount Gambier (2,200) in the south-east of the state. Strathalbyn, to the south of Adelaide, had the fastest growth (35%) in the remainder of the state, followed by Goolwa - Port Elliot (34%), and Roxby Downs (33%) in central South Australia.


Population decline

Mid North was the only SA3 in the remainder of South Australia to experience population loss, declining by 770 people or 2.7% in the ten years to June 2011.

Almost half of the SA2s in the remainder of the state decreased in population between 2001 and 2011. Both the largest and fastest decline occurred in the inland SA2 of Outback (down 1,300 people or 27%). Other SA2s that had large population declines included Waikerie (down 560 people) in the Riverland, Peterborough - Mount Remarkable (down 500) in the mid-north, and Tatiara (down 480) in the south-east.

CENTRE OF POPULATION

The centre of population for South Australia at June 2011 was in the suburb of Gepps Cross. The centre moved 1.5 kilometres south in the ten years to 2011, reflecting higher population growth in the south of the state.

For Greater Adelaide, the centre of population at June 2011 was near Botanic Park, in the suburb of Adelaide.

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