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Middle Beach
South Australia
Looking north along the beachfront shacks
Population 366 (2006 census)
Postcode(s) 5501
Location 40 km (25 mi) from Adelaide
LGA(s) Adelaide Plains Council
State electorate(s) Taylor
Federal Division(s) Wakefield
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
 ? ? 431.4 mm
17 in
Localities around Middle Beach:
Lower Light Two Wells
Gulf St Vincent Middle Beach Two Wells
Port Gawler Port Gawler

Middle Beach is a small town in South Australia located about 40 kilometres (25 mi)* 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.

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

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%.


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.

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