Population Of South Australia In 2016

The state of South Australia is situated in the southern central side of the country. The state covers some of the arid parts. Having a land area of about 983, 482 kms, the state is the fourth largest of the country’s states and territories. This region was inhabited by the Aboriginal people and they were divided into various tribes and languages. The first settlement of the British was Kingscote, Kangaroo Island in 1836. Most of the people of South Australia lives in the capital, Adelaide.

Population Of South Australia In 2016


To calculate the population of South Australia in the year 2016, we need to first find the population of the state during the previous years. We should know the current trend of population of the last five years and by calculating the population, we can come to know what could be the estimated population of South Australia. Let us look at the population of the last five years. They are as follows.

1.64 Million – 2011

1.65 Million – 2012

1.67 Million – 2013

1.69 Million – 2014

To know the 2015 estimates, we need to take out an average of the year 2011-2014. Therefore, after taking out the average, we get the estimated population of South Australia in 2015 as 1.70 Million.

Now, we know the population of South Australia of the last five years. The population of the year 2016 will be calculated on the basis of calculating the population of the past years of South Australia. After making all the calculations from the data shown above, the population of South Australia in the year 2016 is 1.712 Million.

After much of calculation from the data given, the population increased from 1.64 Million in 2011 to 1.712 Million in 2016. As estimated.


The majority of South Australia’s population lives around the Greater Adelaide’s metropolitan area which had a projected population of around 1,262,940 in the year 2011. The other important population spots include Mount Gambier, Murray Bridge, Whyalla, Port Lincoln, Port Augusta, Port Pirie and Victor Harbor.


The population density of the state of South Australia is 2.9 people per square kilometre. Currently, South Australia’s below average population increases are concerning. Comparing it to last year, population growth was rapid. In the year 2013, the population of South Australia increased by 0.9 percent, which was a rapid increase. Reason for the snail pace increase in population is due to many people are leaving as compared to coming and residing here, which affects the population growth of any place.

The decline in speed of population growth will take some time to recover and get back on track. Immigrants from other countries as well as other states would certainly help South Australia’s population growth in the time to come.


  1. The state is home to some of the amazing beaches, awesome destinations and spectacular sights.
  2. The Ghan is named after the camel drivers from Afghanistan, they arrived here in the 1800s. People from Afghanistan and their camels accompanied to see the outback and help in transport and communication as well.
  3. The Murray River spreads across 3 states of the country and they are, Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia.
  4. Sir Donald Bradman lived here in Adelaide.
  5. South Australia is also known as the Festival State.
  6. The hottest temperature recorded was out here in South Australia and the recoded temperature was 50.7 degree Celsius.
  7. The state shares borders with all the mainland states.
  8. The most well known ancestries in the state of South Australia are, Australian, Irish, German, English, Scottish.

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