- South Australia
- Live & Work in SA
Adelaide is the capital city of South Australia, the fifth-largest city in Australia and is proud to be Australia’s most sustainable city, with buildings, transport and many other “green” projects to enjoy. The world-class convention facilities also make Adelaide a great place to do business.
With a population of slightly more than one million, Adelaide is the “20 minute city”. The airport is only seven kilometers from Adelaide city. The Adelaide Hills and major beaches are less than half an hour away by car. That’s why Adelaide is called livable!
While costs are lower, incomes are not. Full-time adult ordinary-time earnings are 95% of those in Victoria, 93% of those in Queensland and 91% of those in NSW.
Eating out in Adelaide is cheaper than in other cities – and with so much world-class wine and the fresh produce emerging from the nearby Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula, the quality is superb.
When Colonel Light founded Adelaide in 1836, he had a simple plan: a one square mile city centre and lots of open space. He laid out the streets in a grid, surrounded by a ring of what are now State Heritage Listed parklands.
Adelaide was established as a planned colony of free immigrants, promising civil liberties and freedom from religious persecution, based upon the ideas of Edward Gibbon Wakefield.
Adelaide weather is moderate. Year-round big blue skies mean average winter temperatures of 16 degrees Celsius (°C) and 28°C in summer. Hot days can be real sizzlers and easily reach 40°C.
The large number of churches in the city of Adelaide has led to it being known as The City of Churches. However, approximately 28% of the population expressed no religious affiliation in the 2011 Census, compared with the national average of 22.3%, making Adelaide one of the least religious cities in Australia. Over half of the population of Adelaide identifies as Christian.