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South Australia & Adelaide
Adelaide is the fifth-largest city in Australia, the
capital and most populated city of South Australia
with a population of 1.1 million. Boasting 3,700
kilometres of coastline, South Australia’s population
of 1.6 million occupies a total area of 984,377
square kilometres. Adelaide has been rated in the
top 12 cities in which to live for lifestyle
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, with South
Australia annually contributing over A$73 billion to
Australia’s GDP.
Geographically diverse, the South Australian
experience runs from rugged outback wilderness through
to scenic mountain ranges, dramatic coastline with
offshore islands, and the large, meandering Murray River
which weaves through 65 kilometres of South Australia.
South Australia is known as a wine and food centre,
with 13 wine regions and a higher ratio of cafes and
restaurants to residents than any other city in Australia.
Lifestyle & Industry
According to the Competitive Alternatives Study 2008
conducted by KPMG, Adelaide is Australia’s most cost-
competitive city for business and the world’s third most
cost-competitive in its population bracket, based on an
international comparison of 102 global cities. In 2009,
Adelaide remains the most affordable city in Australia
south australia
and one of the most affordable cities in the Asia-Pacific
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region. South Australia enjoys a temperate climate with
city; The Barossa Valley;
cool wet winters and hot dry summers, simultaneously
Kangaroo Island; and
offering a gateway to the outback and coastal living.
Glenelg Marina.
Culturally rich, it enjoys a strong reputation for its many
festivals and sporting events, as well as beaches and the greatest potential for
national parks. growth in the near future.
Aviation and services also
Investment Potential
offer exciting prospects.
South Australia has an advanced manufacturing, South Australia currently
technology and research base, home to some of the has a number of resource
world’s leading companies in the sectors of defence, developments in progress, led by corporations such as
manufacturing, food and wine, resources and information BHP Billiton and Alliance Resources.
and communications technology. Defence, as well as
Footnotes:
mining and energy stand out as the two industries with
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Intelligence Unit’s Liveability Survey 2009, The Economist.
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