Australia
Population
Type Number
Indicator Adelaide, SA, Capital City Melbourne, VIC, Capital City
Population 1,295,714 4,485,211
Population density (Persons/sqkm)
Type Number
Indicator Adelaide, SA, Capital City Melbourne, VIC, Capital City
Population density (Persons/sqkm) 397.5 448.9
Age groups
Type Percentage
Indicator Adelaide, SA, Capital City Melbourne, VIC, Capital City
0-4 years 5.9% 6.4%
5-14 years 11.6% 11.9%
15-19 years 6.1% 6%
20-24 years 6.9% 7.4%
25-34 years 13.8% 16.3%
35-44 years 12.9% 14.3%
45-54 years 13.4% 13.1%
55-64 years 12.2% 10.6%
65-74 years 9.3% 7.7%
75-84 years 5.3% 4.4%
85 years and over 2.6% 2.0%
Age groups
Type Number
Indicator Adelaide, SA, Capital City Melbourne, VIC, Capital City
0-4 years 76,145 287,178
5-14 years 149,800 532,524
15-19 years 79,385 269,015
20-24 years 89,535 333,367
25-34 years 178,301 730,345
35-44 years 167,253 639,084
45-54 years 174,077 587,317
55-64 years 157,723 476,902
65-74 years 120,817 344,283
75-84 years 68,502 196,050
85 years and over 34,170 89,151
Median age
Type Number
Indicator Adelaide, SA, Capital City Melbourne, VIC, Capital City
Median age 39 36
Indigenous people
Type Number
Indicator Adelaide, SA, Capital City Melbourne, VIC, Capital City
Indigenous people 18,403 24,062
Indigenous people (Percentage of population)
Type Percentage
Indicator Adelaide, SA, Capital City Melbourne, VIC, Capital City
Indigenous people (Percentage of population) 1.4% 0.5%
Citizenship, Place of Birth and Language
Type Percentage
Indicator Adelaide, SA, Capital City Melbourne, VIC, Capital City
Born in Australia 68.2% 59.8%
Born Elsewhere 26.3% 33.9%
Language spoken at home: English only 75.4% 62.0%
Language spoken at home: Other language 19.7% 32.4%
Australian citizen 84.7% 79.6%
Citizenship, Place of Birth and Language
Type Number
Indicator Adelaide, SA, Capital City Melbourne, VIC, Capital City
Born in Australia 884,250 2,684,080
Born Elsewhere 341,062 1,520,253
Language spoken at home: English only 977,128 2,781,188
Language spoken at home: Other language 255,134 1,450,937
Australian citizen 1,097,418 3,568,816
Registered marital status (15 years and over)
Type Percentage
Indicator Adelaide, SA, Capital City Melbourne, VIC, Capital City
Married 47.0% 48.4%
Separated 3.1% 2.8%
Divorced 9.2% 7.4%
Widowed 5.8% 4.7%
Never married 35.0% 36.6%
Registered marital status (15 years and over)
Type Number
Indicator Adelaide, SA, Capital City Melbourne, VIC, Capital City
Married 502,347 1,772,722
Separated 33,086 103,964
Divorced 98,319 272,034
Widowed 62,040 173,569
Never married 373,982 1,343,226
Ancestry top responses
Type Percentage
Indicator Adelaide, SA, Capital City Melbourne, VIC, Capital City
Australian 23.1% 18.4%
Australian Aboriginal 0.2% 0.1%
Chinese 2.9% 6.1%
Croatian 0.4% 0.6%
Dutch 1.2% 1.1%
English 27.9% 20.4%
Filipino 0.8% 1.0%
French 0.4% 0.5%
German 5.1% 2.3%
Greek 2.0% 2.8%
Hungarian 0.3% 0.3%
Indian 1.8% 3.4%
Irish 6.0% 7%
Italian 5.1% 5.1%
Korean 0.2% 0.3%
Lebanese 0.3% 0.8%
Macedonian 0.1% 0.7%
Maltese 0.4% 1.1%
Maori 0.1% 0.3%
New Zealander 0.3% 0.6%
Polish 1.0% 0.8%
Russian 0.3% 0.4%
Scottish 6.1% 5.6%
Serbian 0.3% 0.4%
South African 0.2% 0.3%
Spanish 0.3% 0.4%
Sri Lankan 0.2% 1.0%
Turkish 0.1% 0.6%
Vietnamese 1.1% 1.8%
Welsh 0.6% 0.4%
Others 7.2% 10.8%
Ancestry not stated 4.0% 4.8%
Ancestry top responses
Type Number
Indicator Adelaide, SA, Capital City Melbourne, VIC, Capital City
Australian 400,485 1,077,375
Australian Aboriginal 3,526 4,119
Chinese 50,216 356,324
Croatian 7,042 36,030
Dutch 20,315 66,680
English 483,198 1,193,051
Filipino 13,232 60,497
French 6,156 26,901
German 88,691 135,721
Greek 35,205 162,103
Hungarian 4,936 19,536
Indian 31,444 198,454
Irish 104,573 410,092
Italian 87,874 300,114
Korean 4,206 17,002
Lebanese 4,960 45,098
Macedonian 1,521 40,995
Maltese 6,130 65,921
Maori 2,092 17,652
New Zealander 5,484 32,279
Polish 16,669 48,332
Russian 5,718 22,335
Scottish 106,312 329,064
Serbian 5,588 21,406
South African 4,041 19,384
Spanish 4,684 23,387
Sri Lankan 3,596 56,397
Turkish 1,030 35,625
Vietnamese 19,790 105,907
Welsh 9,849 21,364
Others 125,363 629,970
Ancestry not stated 68,359 277,920
Language spoken at home
Type Percentage
Indicator Adelaide, SA, Capital City Melbourne, VIC, Capital City
Afrikaans 0.1% 0.1%
Australian Indigenous Languages 0.1% 0.0%
Arabic 0.7% 1.7%
Bengali 0.2% 0.2%
Cantonese 0.7% 1.7%
Croatian 0.2% 0.4%
Dutch 0.2% 0.1%
Filipino 0.2% 0.4%
French 0.2% 0.4%
Greek 1.7% 2.4%
German 0.4% 0.4%
Hindi 0.5% 1.1%
Indones 0.1% 0.4%
Italian 2.1% 2.3%
Japanese 0.2% 0.2%
Korean 0.3% 0.3%
Language spoken at home not stated 4.9% 5.6%
Mandarin 2.1% 4.1%
Maltese 0.1% 0.4%
Macedonian 0.1% 0.6%
Other Southeast Asian Austronesian languages 0.1% 0.2%
Other Indo-Aryan languages 0.8% 0.7%
Other Chinese 0.2% 0.4%
Other languages 3.5% 4.9%
Punjabi 0.7% 1.2%
Persian 0.4% 0.4%
Polish 0.4% 0.3%
Russian 0.3% 0.4%
Samoan 0.0% 0.3%
Serbian 0.3% 0.4%
Sinhale 0.2% 0.8%
Spanish 0.4% 0.8%
Tagalog 0.4% 0.5%
Tamil 0.2% 0.6%
Thai 0.1% 0.2%
Turkish 0.0% 0.7%
Urdu 0.2% 0.5%
Vietnamese 1.4% 2.3%
Language spoken at home
Type Number
Indicator Adelaide, SA, Capital City Melbourne, VIC, Capital City
Afrikaans 1,837 4,661
Australian Indigenous Languages 705 297
Arabic 9,092 76,273
Bengali 2,273 10,458
Cantonese 9,459 76,283
Croatian 2,763 17,474
Dutch 2,098 6,330
Filipino 3,105 15,756
French 2,407 17,598
Greek 21,464 107,386
German 5,387 16,150
Hindi 7,054 49,446
Indones 1,712 16,017
Italian 27,595 101,849
Japanese 2,027 10,418
Korean 3,487 14,844
Language spoken at home not stated 63,455 253,085
Mandarin 27,591 184,977
Maltese 805 15,954
Macedonian 614 28,035
Other Southeast Asian Austronesian languages 1,632 6,827
Other Indo-Aryan languages 9,907 31,092
Other Chinese 2,165 18,759
Other languages 45,318 217,558
Punjabi 8,498 52,767
Persian 4,611 15,624
Polish 5,493 14,037
Russian 3,195 16,984
Samoan 121 11,195
Serbian 4,080 15,779
Sinhale 2,491 36,279
Spanish 5,402 33,664
Tagalog 4,570 20,821
Tamil 2,536 24,866
Thai 1,717 10,392
Turkish 564 30,306
Urdu 2,805 22,399
Vietnamese 18,563 101,388
Religious affiliation
Type Percentage Number
Indicator Adelaide, SA, Capital City Melbourne, VIC, Capital City Adelaide, SA, Capital City Melbourne, VIC, Capital City
Buddhism 2.2% 3.8% 28,877 170,553
Christianity Anglican 9.8% 7.6% 126,956 340,028
Christianity Asyrin Apstlic 0% 0.1% 3 2,729
Christianity Baptist 1.7% 1.3% 21,951 58,780
Christianity Brethren 0.1% 0.0% 605 1,895
Christianity Catholic 19.0% 23.4% 246,021 1,050,312
Christianity Church Christ 0.3% 0.2% 3,406 6,879
Christianity Eastrn Orthodox 3.0% 4.4% 38,594 195,052
Christinty Jehvahs Witnses 0.3% 0.2% 4,308 10,254
Christianity Latter-day Saints 0.2% 0.2% 2,584 9,756
Christianity Lutheran 2.1% 0.3% 27,202 15,019
Christianity Oriental Orthodox 0.1% 0.3% 1,690 15,339
Christianity Other Protestant 0.4% 0.4% 5,296 17,849
Christianity Pentecostal 1.1% 1.0% 14,740 42,540
Christinty Presbyterian and Reformed 0.9% 1.6% 11,403 70,046
Christianity Salvation Army 0.2% 0.1% 2,785 6,007
Christnty Seventh-day Adventist 0.2% 0.2% 2,055 8,082
Christianity Uniting Church 5.8% 2.3% 75,009 104,138
Christianity, nfd 2.8% 2.6% 36,125 116,344
Christianity Othr Christian 0.3% 0.1% 3,233 3,946
Hinduism 1.7% 2.9% 22,165 128,940
Islam 2.1% 4.2% 27,121 186,654
Judaism 0.1% 0.9% 951 41,643
Other Religions 1.1% 1.5% 14,100 65,297
Secular Beliefs and Other Spiritual Beliefs and No Religious Affiliation total 36.1% 31.5% 467,881 1,411,108
Religious affiliation not stated 8.5% 9.1% 110,645 406,021

Source: Complied from various sources including 2016 Census Data, ABS