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South Australia and Adelaide

Demographics and people

  • Understanding our growing, changing population

    Understand the most likely future size, age structure and distribution of the population of South Australia.

  • Our changing population

    Greater Adelaide increased by 13,900 people (1.0%), the rest of the state increased by 1,500 (0.4%).

  • Our working population

    Our city’s workers have changed over the last editions of the national Census.

  • Our city's industries of employment

    Our residents work in a variety of industry sectors.


  • UniSA Ventures

    UniSA Ventures is the technology commercialisation and investment management company of the University of South Australia (UniSA).

  • The education system in South Australia

    Facts about the education system and options for each stage of learning.

  • TAFE SA – South Australia’s largest training provider

    TAFE SA is South Australia’s largest vocational education and training (VET) provider and one of the largest in Australia, providing access to a large pool of talent.

  • Flinders University

    Providing industry driven degrees, internationally recognised teachers and world-class research.

  • The University of Adelaide

    Continuously ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide, the University of Adelaide challenges and inspires.

  • The University of South Australia

    A university ranked 25th in the world’s top 50 under 50.

  • Carnegie Mellon University

    A private, global, research university which stands among the world’s most renowned educational institutions.

  • Torrens University Australia

    Preparing international students with the skills and knowledge they need to be employment-ready.

Future plans

  • Development activity tracker

    Track the major development activity in our city and the designated urban corridor zones.

  • Regional development strategy - primary production

    This plan will support our regions to play a critical role in growing our state’s economy.

  • 30-year plan for Greater Adelaide

    Our plan to become even more liveable, competitive and sustainable.

  • 20-year state infrastructure strategy

    Our infrastructure is critical to our economic performance and social capital.

  • Plans for regional South Australia

    The South Australian planning strategy includes plans for seven regional areas of our state.

  • South Australia's land supply and planning system

    The planning strategy explains the South Australian Government’s directions for land-use changes and development within our state.


  • For all your investment and business connections in our state

    We’re the lead government agency for investment and business in South Australia.

  • South Australian Government

    Learn more about the South Australian Government’s services.

  • How government works in Australia

    Understand the different levels of our government system.

Living in South Australia and Adelaide

  • Exploring South Australia

    Explore the map of regional and major towns and cities of South Australia.

  • Our city - Adelaide

    Adelaide is a thriving, charismatic city of approximately 1.3 million people.

  • Living in South Australia

    South Australia offers a relaxed, family-friendly lifestyle where you can truly achieve work-life balance and afford to do more.

  • Our regions

    With steady economic growth and diverse industries, our regions provide dynamic opportunities.

  • Migrating and working in South Australia

    Immigration SA can assist if you are considering permanently moving to our state as a skilled or business migrant.

  • Exploring South Australia

    From the stunning coastline to the lush, leafy Adelaide Hills, there is something for everyone.

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