South Australia (SA) is Australia’s fourth largest state covering an area of around 984,000 km². If it were a country, it would be the world’s 31st largest, just behind Egypt. It is four times bigger than the United Kingdom and more than twice the size of California.
It has a population of around 1.67 million people. It is known as “The Festival State” and the people who live there are known as “Crow Eaters” – a reference to a time way back when, apparently, some settlers ate some crows.
Adelaide Central Market is the State’s most visited attraction, with the State Library of South Australia coming in second. But a visit to Belair National Park or Mount Lofty Summit may be more fun.
Being Australia’s second least populous state, it hasn’t been too easy to find famous Australians who originated from there. But I did find Anthony La Paglia, actor and Holly Brisley, actress. Not heard of them? Well, he played Jack Malone in the long running series “Without a Trace” and she plays Amanda Vale on Home and Away.
Still nothing? Sorry.
Places in South Australia
The capital city of South Australia is Adelaide, but there are quite a few other major towns, cities and localities to choose from within the state.
Here is a list of towns and localities in the state, with a population of over 10,000 people.
Populations of places change on a daily basis. When I compiled this list in 2011, I got my population figures from various sources and some of them are from the census of 2006. I have decided not to try to constantly update these population numbers, so if you are interested in a certain city or town, then you may want to search online for updated information about the population.
That way you can see if the population is growing, unchanged or shrinking.
- Mount Gambier – about 23,000
- Whyalla – just over 21,000
- Gawler – about 20,000
- Murray Bridge – just over 14,000
- Crafers-Bridgewater – about 13,000
- Port Augusta- about 13,000
- Port Pirie – just over 13,000
- Port Lincoln – just over 13,000
- Mount Barker – about 11,000
- Victor Harbor – just over 10,000
And then there are all the towns with less than 10,000 population, we’ll be adding those as we get reviews for them. If you live in one any of these towns, or the smaller ones not yet listed, why not tell us about it in the comments below…