New Arrivals

The City of Port Adelaide Enfield is proud of its multi-cultural population. The region has one of the most culturally diverse populations in the State. A total of 47,540 people (35.9%) who were living in City of Port Adelaide Enfield in 2021 were born overseas, and 23% arrived in Australia within 5 years prior to 2021.

The largest population groups are from the United Kingdom, Italy and Germany but more recently significant numbers of new settlers are from Vietnam, China and India.

At City of PAE, we are proud of our diversity. The rich heritage of our First Nations people, together with those from countries around the globe, is what makes PAE such a unique place to live, work and play. Our community’s diversity inspires and is reflected in our food, art, enterprise, traditions, festivals and celebrations.

We are committed to addressing racism within the community and are a signatory to the Racism. It stops with me. campaign and a Refugee Welcome Zone.

In May 2017, we became the first council in South Australia to join the Welcoming Cities Network and in May 2022 we became officially accredited as a Welcoming City. The City of PAE is also home to the Welcoming Centre in SA, at Kilburn Community Centre. This partnership and co-location will complement and extend existing activities and efforts and further advance communities where everyone can belong, contribute and thrive.

We are working to create a ‘Welcoming Precinct’, in Kilburn and surrounding areas, through collaborative projects, initiatives and activities. To contact the centre, call 8405 6730.