City of Adelaide

Market characteristics

The City of Adelaide has a higher proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to South Australia.

The people who live in an area are one of the most important resources that an economy draws upon, both as a market that consumes goods and services and as a source of labour.

This table provides an overview of the City of Adelaide's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the City of Adelaide's resident population, including neighbourhood profiles, can be found in the Community Profile.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
Market characteristics
City of Adelaide20162011Change
NameNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents22,063100.0100.019,639100.0100.0+2,424
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years1,2145.517.51,1495.918.0+65
15 - 24 years6,28228.512.45,46027.813.1+822
25 - 54 years9,70544.039.08,80544.840.3+900
55 - 64 Years1,9879.012.82,03210.312.5-45
65 years and over2,87513.018.32,19311.216.1+682
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school4962.28.54022.08.6+94
Secondary school4131.95.63912.05.7+22
Total overseas born9,75144.222.97,99940.722.0+1,752
Speaks language other than English at home8,00136.316.36,19131.514.3+1,810
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all1,1265.12.98014.12.5+325
Bachelor or higher degree7,76837.318.56,62635.815.9+1,142
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1,6898.18.31,4057.67.3+284
Certificate level1,6908.120.11,4687.918.8+222
No qualification6,82332.743.76,32634.248.1+497
Household income--------------
Nill to $6492,54927.621.6--------
$650 to $1,4992,19823.832.9--------
$1,500 to $2,4491,89620.520.8--------
$2,500 or more 1,70418.515.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house1,31711.476.51,24411.678.9+73
Medium house4,73741.020.34,92345.918.6-186
High density5,16944.81.74,40441.11.6+765

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions). Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics,

City of Adelaide

economic profile