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Estimated Resident Population (ERP)

The official population of City of Adelaide as of the 30th June 2015, is 23,169.

The Estimated Resident Population is the OFFICIAL City of Adelaide population for 2015. For areas within the City of Adelaide, the ERP is not an official count but an experimental estimate which is subject to review after the next Census.

Populations are counted and estimated in various ways. The most comprehensive population count available in Australia is derived from the Census of Population and Housing conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics every five years. However the Census count is generally an under-estimate of the actual population, due to people missed in the Census and people overseas on Census night. To provide a more accurate population figure which is updated more frequently than every five years, the Australian Bureau of Statistics also produces "Estimated Resident Population" (ERP) numbers for the City of Adelaide. Estimates for areas within the City of Adelaide are based on aggregates of SA1s derived from population distributions applicable at the 2011 Census. Actual populations may vary slightly where population growth has not been uniform since the previous Census.

See data notes for a detailed explanation of different population types, how they are calculated and when to use each one.

Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
City of Adelaide
Year (ending June 30)NumberChange in numberChange in percent
200516,573----
200617,479+906+5.47
200718,549+1,070+6.12
200819,217+668+3.60
200919,914+697+3.63
201020,525+611+3.07
201120,920+395+1.92
201221,657+737+3.52
201322,193+536+2.48
201422,689+496+2.23
201523,169+480+2.12

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Regional Population Growth, Australia (3218.0). Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
Estimated Resident Population (ERP) 2015, City of Adelaide: 23,169 2014, City of Adelaide: 22,689 2013, City of Adelaide: 22,193 2012, City of Adelaide: 21,657 2011, City of Adelaide: 20,920 2010, City of Adelaide: 20,525 2009, City of Adelaide: 19,914 2008, City of Adelaide: 19,217 2007, City of Adelaide: 18,549 2006, City of Adelaide: 17,479 2005, City of Adelaide: 16,573
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Regional Population Growth, Australia (3218.0). Compiled and presented by .id the population experts
Annual change in Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
Annual change in Estimated Resident Population (ERP) 2015, Percentage change: +2.1% 2014, Percentage change: +2.2% 2013, Percentage change: +2.5% 2012, Percentage change: +3.5% 2011, Percentage change: +1.9% 2010, Percentage change: +3.1% 2009, Percentage change: +3.6% 2008, Percentage change: +3.6% 2007, Percentage change: +6.1% 2015, Change in number: +480 2014, Change in number: +496 2013, Change in number: +536 2012, Change in number: +737 2011, Change in number: +395 2010, Change in number: +611 2009, Change in number: +697 2008, Change in number: +668 2007, Change in number: +1,070 2006, Change in number: +906
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Regional Population Growth, Australia (3218.0). Compiled and presented by .id the population experts