Community Profile

The City of Marion (map) is a local government area in the southern suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia. It is one of the state’s larger metropolitan councils covering an area of about 55 km sq, and is located 10 km south of Adelaide stretching from the Glenelg tramline in Glandore to the coastal suburb of Hallett Cove.

Our population of about 91,000 residents is showing healthy growth, due in part to overseas migration which welcomes newcomers from countries such as the United Kingdom, India, China, the Philippines, the eastern countries of Africa and many others.

The area features a diversity of housing, topography and cultures and has a significant industrial sector. Marion is home to the Living Kaurna Cultural Centre, the Marion Cultural Centre and Westfield Marion Shopping Centre.

The City of Marion is a place characterised by diversity and change. Seven kilometres of rugged and beautiful coastline, hundreds of hectares of open space and bushland lie side by side with modern suburban development. Marion is looking at a future full of opportunity based on an economy which ranges from retail and advanced manufacturing to clean tech industries, and a focus on learning, community participation and sustainability. Our two vibrant cultural centres, and community festivals such as Marion Celebrates and the Marion Learning festival, are evidence of the active and growing community cultures in the area.

This website provides demographic insights for Marion. For further information about Marion's diverse community, contact City of Marion Community Development team on (08) 8375 6600.

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