Despite its compact footprint, City of Prospect’s vibrant and diverse community thrives immediately north of Adelaide’s bustling city centre in South Australia.
With a population of 22,741 residents, the city has experienced a remarkable 6% increase since 2016, indicative of its ongoing growth and cosmopolitan allure. Covering an area of 7.79 km, City of Prospect enjoys a population density of 2,918 people per km, fostering interconnectedness amongst its residential and thriving business community.
What sets the city apart is its cultural diversity. Original inhabitants Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples represent 1% of the population, with a further 28% of residents being born overseas, the community embraces change and growth. While English remains the primary language spoken, City of Prospect boasts growing Vietnamese, Greek, Indian, and Italian communities, with over 28% speaking another language at home. This mix is indicative of the diverse historical settlement patterns of local migrant communities.
As a hub of entrepreneurial spirit, City of Prospect is home to 2,098 businesses, making it an attractive area for investment, especially given its proximity to Adelaide’s CBD. The strategic location has attracted a diverse range of industries from health to technology with a bursting café and shopping precinct, adding to the city’s dynamic economic landscape.
Beyond the thriving businesses, the city fosters a strong sense of community and pride in its heritage, with over 200 properties as being State Heritage listed or having contributory heritage status in the suburbs of Prospect, Collinswood, Nailsworth, Fitzroy, Thorngate and Broadview. The additional neighbourhoods of Medindie Gardens, Ovingham and Sefton Park, make City of Prospect a friendly neighbourhood with a variety of housing styles and development that balances the unique ‘Prospect’ feel.
The City of Prospect takes pride in providing a wide range of services and facilities for its residents, ensuring a high quality of life. With attractive parks and recreational spaces to Council’s state-of-the-art Payinthi building, the city caters to the needs of everyone, from young families to seniors.
As a local council, City of Prospect remains dedicated to the ongoing development of the city, striving to create a sustainable, inclusive, and prosperous environment for all residents.
With a vision for a bright future, City of Prospect will continue to grow and evolve, offering a place to call home that celebrates diversity, fosters innovation, and embraces progress.