Adelaide Population 2022 Statistics 

Adelaide is known as the capital in South Australia and the fifth-largest Australian capital city. South Australia has a population of more than 1.7 million.

The majority of this South Australian population (over 1.3 million) is located in the city capital Adelaide which is 5.5 percent of the national population. Twenty-five percent of South Australian residents were born outside of Australia.

Adelaide is the capital city of Adelaide lies within hills to the east and more than 70 km of coastline to the west.

Based on our research, Adelaide’s population will grow to 1.478 million by the end of June 2022. The estimate is dependent on the increase of 2.037 percent over the last ten years, starting in the year 2011.

We believe that using the most recent year’s figures (see the table below in the next section) will help make the estimate more precise. The numbers are based on the Australian Bureau of Statistics, which released the figures in June of each year.

Population Growth of Adelaide

Adelaide’s population growth rate has been constant and positive in the last ten years, ranging between 0.78 percent to 4.42 percent, adding around 10,000 to 53,000 residents each year to the total population.

Notably, in 2012, Adelaide recorded a massive increase in population due to immigration policies that help people move to Adelaide. Mining also plays a vital role in population increase.

From the areas of Local Government that comprise the Greater Adelaide Planning Region, Onkaparinga was the most populous, closely followed by Salisbury and Port Adelaide Enfield.

Mount Gambier, Whyalla, and Port Pirie had the highest population within the Region Local Government Areas.

YearPopulationGrowth rate
20111.198 millionn/a
20121.251 million4.42%
20131.29 million3.12%
20141.3 million0.78%
20151.316 million1.23%
20161.34 million1.82%
20171.36 million1.49%
20181.38 million1.47%
20191.408 million2.03%
20201.429 million1.49%
20211.450 million1.47%

Demography of Adelaide

According to the Australia census data, the top five ancestral ancestries for residents of Adelaide include English, Australian, Scottish, German and Irish.

The Five top languages (other than English) spoken in Adelaide include Italian, Greek, Mandarin, Vietnamese and Cantonese.

The top six birth countries for residents of Adelaide include Australia, England, Italy, India, China, and Scotland.

Adelaide’s religious composition includes: 28.0 percent no religion 21.5 percent Catholic, 12.6 percent Anglican, 8.5% Religious affiliation is not specified, 7.5% Uniting Church, 3.5% Eastern Orthodox, 3.1% Lutheran, 2.3 percent Christian, 2.2% Buddhism, 1.8% Baptist.

Population Density of Adelaide

Adelaide’s population density comes in 2nd in Australia, just behind Melbourne, with 404.205 individuals per square kilometer. Sydney’s population density is roughly the same as Adelaide’s and is somewhat surprising to many, given how crowded Sydney can be.

PositionCityPopulation Density

Occupations and Industries

As per the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the most prevalent occupations for people who reside within Adelaide are 21.8 Professionals, 15.5% Clerical & administrative employees, 13.9% Technicians & tradespeople, 11.0 managers, 10.7% Community & personal service workers, 9.9 sales workers, 9.8% Labourers, 5.7 percent Machinery operators, and driver, 1.6% Occupation inadequately defined/not mentioned.

The primary industries that residents of Adelaide are employed in include 14.3 percent Social and health care, 11.4% Retail trade, 10.3% Manufacturing, 8.2 Education and training, 7.7% Public administration and safety, 7.5% Construction, 6.4 Technical, professional and scientific Services, 6.1% Accommodation and food services 4.1 percent Transport Postal and warehouses.

Facts About Adelaide

  1. Adelaide provides more than 2500 hours of sunshine per year, without the typical heat of cities like Melbourne. Australian cities.
  2. Australian most well-known cricketer, Sir Donald Bradman, lived in Adelaide with his family.
  3. Adelaide is one of the cities located in parks. More than 760 hectares of Park Lands ring the city and North Adelaide.
  4. Adelaide is a city that is a campus town. It is home to five campuses of universities within the city square mile. There are also nearly thirty thousand students from across the globe to attend these campuses.
  5. The city is known as” the City of Churches. Even though the person who first came up with the name is not understood, one has to look into the motivation behind the famous name.
  6. It was included on the Lonely Planet list of top 10 cities to see in 2014.
  7. Australia has three zones of time, including Adelaide being to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST). Adelaide’s local time is GMT + 9. Adelaide can be found at GMT plus 9.5 hours.
  8. South Australia has a Mediterranean climate with hot, long warm summers (250C up to 350C) and cold to cool winters with no snow 100C between 150C and 100C.


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