Our Profile

Council Demographics

At the 2016 Census the City of Port Adelaide had a population of 121,230 people.  The population has grown by 7.5% since the 2011 Census.

Some key statistics from the 2016 Census:

  • Median age = 37 years
  • Persons born overseas = 33.3%
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Persons = 2.3%
  • Median Weekly Individual income = $551
  • Median Weekly Household income = $1,141

Other useful statistics

  • Local Jobs = 70,286 (2016)
  • Local Businesses = 8,115 (2016)
  • Employed residents = 56,880 (2016)
  • Largest industry sector = Manufacturing (2016)

Community Profile

The City of Port Adelaide Enfield Community Profile (see link below) presents the population characteristics of the City of Port Adelaide Enfield, as well as Profile areas (groups of Suburbs) and Additional areas (suburbs).  It allows for comparison with Greater Adelaide, South Australia or Australia.  It also provides data on how the characteristics have changed over time from the 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011 Census. (2016 data available soon)

The data is provided in exportable table and graph form with associated commentary.

Social Atlas

The City of Port Adelaide Enfield Social Atlas (see link below) provides a variety of population characteristics in map form. The maps help to identify spatial patterns of a number of characteristics across the Council area for 2006 and 2011, as well as the percentage change between these Census periods (2016 maps available soon).

The maps can be exported.

Dates for the availability of 2016 Census Data

The Community Profile and Social Atlas will be updated with 2016 Census Data as follows:

  • By July 11th - Some Census topics at the Council level (age, household type, birthplace, key statistics)
  • By July 25th - 12 key topics at the Council level, plus some data at the suburb level 
  • By August 14th - All Census data from the ABS first data release (about 25 topics), with current population totals for all suburbs

Economic Profile

The City of Port Adelaide Economic Profile presents economic information that enables you to describe the area's role within the broader economy, explore options for economic development and promote the area's strengths. The information presented here is derived from official sources of information (Australian Bureau of Statistics) as well as Australia's leading economic modellers, NIEIR. The latest data from each series is presented in this site.

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For further information on this topic, or if you have any questions, please call our helpful Customer Services team on 8405 6600 or send us an email.
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