Community Profile

Located 11 kilometres south-west of the Adelaide Central Business District, Holdfast Bay (map) is regarded as a progressive and lively seaside community. With our rich heritage, sandy beaches and exciting attractions, we are widely celebrated as Adelaide’s favourite coastal destination.

With a footprint of just under 14 square kilometres, our city includes the suburbs of Brighton, North Brighton, South Brighton, Glenelg, Glenelg East, Glenelg North, Glenelg South, Hove, Kingston Park, Seacliff, Seacliff Park and Somerton Park.

Our city is predominantly residential, with thriving retail precincts in Glenelg, Brighton and along Brighton Road, as well as a light industrial base at Somerton Park. The 2016 Commonwealth Census data shows a residential population of 36,399, of which 48.6 per cent are under 45 years old; 28.6 per cent are aged between 45 and 64; and 22.7 per cent are over 64 years of age. Comparisons with the 2011 Census show a slight increase in the number of older residents 65–74, and a relatively stable number of younger people.

This website contains demographic insights for the City of Holdfast Bay. For more information about Holdfast Bay's vibrant community please contact the City of Holdfast Bay, phone: 08 8229 999.

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