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SA DPTI - Population Projection (LGA) 2016-2036

This dataset contains population projections for all Local Government Areas (LGAs) of South Australia - including the baseline 2016 Census population - for the years 2021, 2026, 2031 and 2036 disaggregated by sex.

These projections replace the population projections published in 2016 by the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI). The LGA boundaries used in these projections are those defined in the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS), 2019 Edition (Australian Bureau of Statistics, Cat. 1270.0.55.003).

These LGA projections are based on the South Australian Cabinet approved medium series of South Australian regional projections that were released in June 2019 and are available on the SA Planning Portal.

Of the three projection series (high, medium and low) published by DPTI at the all-of-State and region level, the medium series is regarded as the most likely outcome with the high and low series being included at the all-of-State and region level to enable agencies to manage risks if a population trend emerges that is higher or lower than the medium series.

Users of these projections should be aware that they represent only one possible future population outcome based on an assumption of continued population growth and a spatial distribution that is a reflection of current and likely government policies.

For more information on this dataset please refer to the Explanatory Notes.

Please note:

  • Population Definition: The population totals presented in this publication refer to the estimated resident population (ERP) as defined by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS Cat. 3107.0.55.006, Information Paper: Population Concepts Australia, 2008). The ERP is the official measure of Australia's population and is based on the concept of a person's usual place of residence.

  • Cautionary Information: It should be noted that population projections are not forecasts of the future. They are estimates of the future size, age structure and geographic distribution of populations based on particular assumptions about future fertility, mortality and migration. Users of these projections should note that unforeseen policy, economic and societal changes may result in population outcomes different from those presented here.

This dataset was downloaded from Data SA and spatialised by the Adelaide Data Hub using the LGA boundaries defined in the ASGS, 2019 Edition (Australian Bureau of Statistics, Cat. 1270.0.55.003).

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Additional Info

Field Value
Last Updated February 26, 2021, 04:34 (UTC)
Created February 26, 2021, 04:09 (UTC)
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
AURIN Open API ID aurin:datasource-SA_Govt_DPTI-ADH_adh_dpti_population_projection_lga_2016-36
Aggregation Level NA
Attribute List Geometry, ID, LGA Code, LGA Name, Sex, Year 2016, Year 2021, Year 2026, Year 2031, Year 2036
Attribution Government of South Australia - Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure, (2019): SA DPTI - Population Projection (LGA) 2016-2036; accessed from AURIN on [date of access].
Coordinate Ref. System EPSG:4283 (GDA_1994)
Copyright Notice © Government of South Australia - Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure 2019
Geometry Field geom
Key lga_code
Type dataset
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