Adelaide, Australia Metro Area Population 1950-2022

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Adelaide, Australia metro area from 1950 to 2022. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Adelaide in 2022 is 1,356,000, a 0.82% increase from 2021.
  • The metro area population of Adelaide in 2021 was 1,345,000, a 0.67% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Adelaide in 2020 was 1,336,000, a 0.6% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Adelaide in 2019 was 1,328,000, a 0.61% increase from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Other Cities in Australia
City Name Population
Melbourne 5,151,000
Sydney 5,057,000
Brisbane 2,472,000
Perth 2,093,000
Adelaide 1,356,000
Gold Coast-Tweed Head 722,000
Canberra 467,000
Newcastle-Maitland 457,000
Sunshine Coast 359,000
Central Coast 339,000
Wollongong 310,000
Adelaide - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2022 1,356,000 0.82%
2021 1,345,000 0.67%
2020 1,336,000 0.60%
2019 1,328,000 0.61%
2018 1,320,000 0.92%
2017 1,308,000 0.93%
2016 1,296,000 0.93%
2015 1,284,000 0.94%
2014 1,272,000 0.95%
2013 1,260,000 0.96%
2012 1,248,000 0.89%
2011 1,237,000 1.23%
2010 1,222,000 1.24%
2009 1,207,000 1.26%
2008 1,192,000 1.27%
2007 1,177,000 1.20%
2006 1,163,000 0.69%
2005 1,155,000 0.70%
2004 1,147,000 0.70%
2003 1,139,000 0.71%
2002 1,131,000 0.71%
2001 1,123,000 0.09%
2000 1,122,000 0.18%
1999 1,120,000 0.09%
1998 1,119,000 0.09%
1997 1,118,000 0.18%
1996 1,116,000 0.36%
1995 1,112,000 0.45%
1994 1,107,000 0.36%
1993 1,103,000 0.46%
1992 1,098,000 0.37%
1991 1,094,000 1.11%
1990 1,082,000 1.12%
1989 1,070,000 1.13%
1988 1,058,000 1.15%
1987 1,046,000 1.06%
1986 1,035,000 1.07%
1985 1,024,000 1.09%
1984 1,013,000 1.10%
1983 1,002,000 1.11%
1982 991,000 1.12%
1981 980,000 0.82%
1980 972,000 0.83%
1979 964,000 0.84%
1978 956,000 0.84%
1977 948,000 0.85%
1976 940,000 1.18%
1975 929,000 1.31%
1974 917,000 1.21%
1973 906,000 1.23%
1972 895,000 1.24%
1971 884,000 4.00%
1970 850,000 4.04%
1969 817,000 3.94%
1968 786,000 3.97%
1967 756,000 3.99%
1966 727,000 4.30%
1965 697,000 4.34%
1964 668,000 4.38%
1963 640,000 4.23%
1962 614,000 4.42%
1961 588,000 2.80%
1960 572,000 2.88%
1959 556,000 2.77%
1958 541,000 2.85%
1957 526,000 2.94%
1956 511,000 2.82%
1955 497,000 2.69%
1954 484,000 2.98%
1953 470,000 3.07%
1952 456,000 2.93%
1951 443,000 3.26%
1950 429,000 0.00%