Our City

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters enjoys a reputation as one of Adelaide's most desirable places to live, work and visit.

Norwood Streetscape Norwood Town HallIn recent years, the community has grown with an influx of new citizens from China, Malaysia, India and South Korea, many of whom are students. We are proud of the diversity of our population and celebrate the many cultures which are represented in the community.

With a reputation for its cosmopolitan lifestyle and cultural influences, the City has evolved over the last 20 years into a destination known for its food manufacturing, innovation, creativity, and thriving business and retail sector.

A hub for new and emerging industries, co-working spaces, produce, food manufacturing, and creative destinations, the proximity to Adelaide’s central business district makes the City an ideal location of choice for businesses of all shapes and sizes.

A significant number of small to medium businesses are concentrated within The Parade, Magill Road, Payneham Road and Glynde Corner retail precincts. Professional, manufacturing and light industry precincts are also significant contributors to the state and local economies, along with more than 6,000 home-based businesses.

The Council continues to provide services and infrastructure for people at all stages of life and abilities to meet the needs of an ageing population. Although the socio-economic profile of the City is higher than the Adelaide and South Australian profiles, there are pockets of disadvantage.

Evolving lifestyles and community priorities has lead to an increase in the use of technology, working and studying hours, and passive recreation; all of which are contributing to more sedentary lifestyles. This, coupled with smaller allotment sizes for new houses, requires the Council to place greater importance on quality areas of public open space and infrastructure to support alternative modes of transport.