Adelaide, Australia Metro Area Population 1950-2020

NOTE: All data from 2020 and beyond are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Adelaide, Australia metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Adelaide in 2020 is 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.
  • The metro area population of Adelaide in 2018 was 1,320,000, a 0.92% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Adelaide in 2017 was 1,308,000, a 0.93% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Australia
City Name Population
Melbourne 4,968,000
Sydney 4,926,000
Brisbane 2,406,000
Perth 2,042,000
Adelaide 1,336,000
Gold Coast-Tweed Head 699,000
Canberra 457,000
Newcastle-Maitland 450,000
Sunshine Coast 347,000
Central Coast 335,000
Wollongong 305,000
Adelaide - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
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%