Maltese community in the Adelaide Christmas Pageant, 2012

South Australia is home to people from more than 200 culturally, linguistically and religiously diverse backgrounds.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has a wealth of free information available. An overview of Australia's diversity can be found in a section called Reflecting a Nation: Stories from the 2011 Census, 2012–2013.

An overview of South Australia's diversity can be found on our Statistics page, or in the new People of South Australia publication (PDF 5.3 MB), a compilation of statistics on birthplace, language, religion and ancestry from the 2011 Census for Population and Housing. 

Most Local Government organisations have community profiles on their websites that provide insights into birthplace; ancestry; language spoken at home; and religion.

Local Government areas with significant proportions of overseas-born include: