A message from your Mayor

Playford Demographics


Home to more than 82,000 people, City of Playford is constantly growing, as more people choose to live, work and play in Playford.

The City of Playford community profile presents the population characteristics of your community, how they have changed over time and how they compare to other areas. It assists Council, the general public, students, community groups, business and investors to become more informed about the community.

The profile represents data from 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996 and 1991 Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Census of Population and Housing for the local government area, and for smaller areas within it (e.g. suburbs). This data is presented in easy to use tables, charts and commentary to answer the majority of frequently asked socio-demographic questions.

The City of Playford community atlas presents key socio-demographic characteristics for the area in a series of interactive maps. Based on data from the 2011 Census of Population and Housing (Australian Bureau of Statistics), each map is prepared using the finest level of detail to help identify spatial patterns and trends in the area.


The City of Playford economic profile draws on a variety of economic data sources to profile the characteristics of the local economy, how it compares to other areas and how it is changing. It enables users to accurately describe the economy, explore linkages across the economy and promote the region.

The economic profile answers the majority of frequently asked economic questions and assists Council, the general public, students, community groups, organisations, business and investors to become more informed about the local economy.

Forecast id

The City of Playford population forecasts outline the drivers of population change and forecasts how population, age structure and household types will change across the LGA over the period 2011 to 2036.

This data is presented in easy to use tables, charts and commentary and is designed to inform community groups, Council, investors, business, students and the general public.

SA Council Maps

The SA Council Maps Beta website was recently launched to enable residents to access maps and other State and Local Government information for any area in South Australia.  The community and residents can have 24/7 access to useful map information, discover council services and planning regulations, high resolution aerial photography and launch into several other web mapping applications (e.g. Google Maps) from one portal.

State of the City Report

The State of the City Report is a comprehensive profile of the social, economic and environmental aspects of the City of Playford local government area.

The report contains graphs and data profiles comparing the City of Playford with the Adelaide Statistical Division and in some instances other Local Government divisions.  It provides a clear picture of trends and how Playford is progressing against key indicators as outlined in the Playford Community Plan Measures and Targets (which is linked to the SA Strategic Plan targets).

The Report is structured into four distinct sections titled as follows: Demographics, Community Wellbeing, Economic Prosperity and Environmental Care.  At the end of each section, a table with Playford Community Plan Measures appears outlining current status of how we are progressing against our targets. 

Population Vision for Playford

The City of Playford has a significant role in facilitating sustainable residential growth.  A key issue identified by the State Government through the South Australian Strategic Plan and subsequent Population Policy Prosperity through People is the future population growth for the State to ensure South Australia prospers.

To support the work of the State Government and to facilitate a local government perspective on this important issue, the City of Playford has been developing its own population policy. The document Population Vision for Playford outlines the work the City of Playford has undertaken to date on our current and future population characteristics and identifies a number of different growth scenarios for Playford which could be achieved through implementing a range of strategic policy and land use planning approaches.

Post: 12 Bishopstone Road, Davoren Park SA 5113 | Visit: Playford Civic Centre, 10 Playford Boulevard, Elizabeth
Decrease font sizeReset font sizeIncrease font size
a great place to live, work and play...