City of Playford

Market characteristics

The City of Playford has a lower 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 Playford's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the City of Playford'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 Playford20162011Change
NameNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents89,372100.0100.079,113100.0100.0+10,259
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years20,55623.017.518,22223.018.0+2,334
15 - 24 years12,88714.412.412,19815.413.1+689
25 - 54 years35,75140.039.031,96440.440.3+3,787
55 - 64 Years9,25910.412.87,4199.412.5+1,840
65 years and over10,92612.218.39,31011.816.1+1,616
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school9,07510.28.57,91310.08.6+1,162
Secondary school5,3045.95.65,1096.55.7+195
Total overseas born18,89221.122.917,13121.722.0+1,761
Speaks language other than English at home11,05512.416.37,4089.414.3+3,647
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all2,9283.32.91,7232.22.5+1,205
Bachelor or higher degree4,3496.318.52,9804.915.9+1,369
Advanced Diploma or Diploma4,3346.38.32,9894.97.3+1,345
Certificate level16,45323.920.112,86221.118.8+3,591
No qualification36,35752.843.735,37158.148.1+986
Household income--------------
Nill to $6497,99125.121.6--------
$650 to $1,49912,02437.732.9--------
$1,500 to $2,4496,19719.420.8--------
$2,500 or more 2,5948.115.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house28,73679.276.526,00580.378.9+2,731
Medium house7,27120.020.36,09318.818.6+1,178
High density770.21.71380.41.6-61

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 Playford

economic profile