Ceduna had a population of 3,797 people as at the 2008 ABS Census. A high proportion of residents live in Ceduna/Thevenard with the towns of Koonibba, Smoky Bay, Denial Bay and Nuniikompita having smaller populations within the Council's boundary.
Ceduna has the highest percentage of Aboriginal people of all local government areas in South Australia, with the population currently standing at 25.5% of the population. This is one of the highest percentages in Australia and perhaps for a locality that includes a medium sized town (Nicholas Clarke & Associates May 1996). A number of Aboriginal communities in adjacent unincorporated areas rely on the available services in Ceduna and therefore, use the town as a base for a variety of reasons. These outlying communities should be considered a part of the Ceduna community.
Ceduna has been described as having one of the most complex multi-cultural communities in the country (Nicholas Clarke & Associates May 1996) with many other nationalities also prominent in the town and immediate region.
A brief demographic profile of the Council area is:
Population . . . . . . . . .3797
Median Age . . . . . . .. Unknown
Aboriginal Descent . . 25.5%
Size (area) . . . . . . . . .5427 sq kms or 542,700 Ha
Roads . . . . . . . . . . . .1,712kms
Further information from the 2008 Census can be found at http://www.abs.gov.au/.