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Middle Beach
South Australia
Looking north along the beachfront shacks
Middle Beach is located in South Australia
Middle Beach
Middle Beach
Coordinates34°36′27″S 138°24′38″E / 34.607565°S 138.410588°E / -34.607565; 138.410588Coordinates: 34°36′27″S 138°24′38″E / 34.607565°S 138.410588°E / -34.607565; 138.410588[1]
Population79 (2016 census)[2]
Established5 June 1997 (locality)[3]
Time zoneACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST)ACST (UTC+10:30)
Location40 km (25 mi) from Adelaide
LGA(s)Adelaide Plains Council[1]
RegionBarossa Light and Lower North[1]
State electorate(s)Taylor
Federal division(s)Grey
Mean max temp[4] Mean min temp[4] Annual rainfall[4]
22.7 °C
73 °F
11.2 °C
52 °F
431.0 mm
17 in
Localities around Middle Beach:
Gulf St Vincent Lower Light Korunye
Two Wells
Gulf St Vincent Middle Beach Two Wells
Gulf St Vincent Port Gawler Port Gawler
FootnotesAdjoining localities[1]

Middle Beach is a small town in South Australia located about 40 kilometres (25 miles) northwest of the Adelaide city centre. It is located in the Adelaide Plains Council.


The 2006 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 366 persons on Middle Beach on census night. Of these, 55.2% were male and 44.8% were female.[2]

The majority of residents (66.1%) are of Australian birth, with other common census responses being England (4.6%) and Netherlands (3.0%).[2]

The age distribution of Middle Beach residents is comparable to that of the greater Australian population. 68.8% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%; and 31.2% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 33.5%.[2]


The local newspaper is the Plains Producer.


Middle Beach is notable for its samphire swamplands and fishing in the mangroves. A boat ramp and small creek are located at the southern end of the shellgrit beach.


Middle Beach is located beside Port Wakefield Road.

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e "Search results for 'Middle Beach, LOCB' with the following datasets selected - 'Suburbs and localities', 'Counties', 'Government Towns', 'Hundreds', 'Local Government Areas', 'SA Government Regions' and 'Gazetteer'". Location SA Map Viewer. South Australian Government. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Middle Beach (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 April 2019. Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ Kentish, P.M. (5 June 1997). "GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES ACT 1991 Notice to Assign Boundaries to Places" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia. p. 2803. Retrieved 12 April 2019. assign the names MIDDLE BEACH, TWO WELLS, LOWER LIGHT, KORUNYE, REEVES PLAINS, FISCHER, REDBANKS, MALLALA, DUBLIN, THOMPSON BEACH, WEBB BEACH, PARHAM, WINDSOR, WILD HORSE PLAINS, LONG PLAIN, CALOMBA, GRACE PLAINS and BARABBA to those areas indicated on Rack Plan 802
  4. ^ a b c "Monthly climate statistics: Summary statistics EDINBURGH RAAF (nearest weather station)". Commonwealth of Australia , Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
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