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Welcome to the City of Onkaparinga Community Profile

The City of Onkaparinga Estimated Resident Population for 2013 is 166,435, with a population density of 3.21 persons per hectare.

The City of Onkaparinga is located on Adelaide's southern fringe, between 25 and 40 kilometres from the Adelaide CBD.

The City of Onkaparinga Community Profile provides demographic analysis for the City and its suburbs based on results from the 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996 and 1991 Censuses of Population and Housing. The profile is updated with population estimates when the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) releases new figures.


Census migration data - the how and how not


Small area migration data provides an excellent indication of many demographic trends occurring in Australia such as the regeneration of suburbs. However, using Census migration data can be tricky due to the way it is collected and consolidated. How can we effectively use this rich pool of information while recognising its pitfalls?

Australian population grid - a new view of population density


In 2014, the ABS released a brand new view of Australian population density, enabling mapping which shows our population distribution in better detail than ever before. How does the Australian Population Grid improve our visual understanding of density?

This community profile is just one of a family of demographic resources available for this area and other areas across Australia. The full suite of resources includes community profiles, population forecasts, social atlases and economic profiles. You can be confident using them for planning, research and advocacy as they are compiled and maintained with the latest data by population experts, .id. Access them online in the Demographic Resource Centre.