The Central Australian region covers a vast and sparsely populated area in the north of South Australia. The region extends to the state’s borders with Western Australia, the Northern Territory, Queensland and New South Wales. While it accounts for 80 per cent of South Australia's land area, the region‘s estimated resident population from the 2011 Census was 29,534 people.
The estimated resident population for the Far North region is 29,534 people. This region is one of the richest areas of Indigenous heritage and living culture. According to the 2011 Census, approximately 16.7 per cent of the population in the Far North region identified as Indigenous on Census night. The highest concentrations of Indigenous people in the region during the 2011 Census were found in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands (84.5%) and in the City of Port Augusta (16.2%).
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