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Welcome to the City of West Torrens Community Profile

The City of West Torrens Estimated Resident Population for 2013 is 58,158, with a population density of 15.70 persons per hectare.

The City of West Torrens is located immediately west of the City of Adelaide.

The City of West Torrens 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.


Axe the census? You've got to be kidding!


The government and ABS is refusing to confirm whether the 2016 Census will go ahead as planned, and is considering options for changing it to a sample survey, reducing the frequency to every 10 years or eliminating it entirely. Is it viable to remove the census? How important is census data to our communities?

Using population forecasts to project the health outcomes of suburbs


While there are well-documented links between health behaviours and health outcomes, there is also a growing body of work suggesting that the way we are designing and building our suburbs can have a significant impact on the health outcomes of our communities. What are the links between local prevalence of chronic disease, unhealthy lifestyle conditions and built form?

Australia’s population growth steady, NSW booming


In the 2013-14 financial year, Australia’s population grew by 1.6% (365,000 people) and for the first time in 5 years, NSW added more people than Victoria. Perhaps Sydney will remain Australia's largest city for a while yet?

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.