DemographicsLeigh Creek (SA) is approximately 31.63 square kilometres. In 2016 the population of Leigh Creek (SA) was 245. The population is 56% male and 44% female. On average the monthly mortgage repayments in Leigh Creek (SA) are $0 to $299. The most common weekly income bracket is $1000 to $1249 per week. Weekly rents in the area are on average $0 to $74.
DescriptionLeigh Creek (formerly Leigh's Creek) is a coal- mining town in eastern central South Australia. At the 2006 census, Leigh Creek had a population of 549. Situated to the west of the northern Flinders Ranges, the current town of Leigh Creek is 13 km further south than the original town—it was moved in 1982 to allow the expansion of the mine. As a result, most facilities and buildings in the town are only a little over thirty years old, and with relatively modern designs. Leigh Creek is a government-owned town on the edge of the desert (its annual rainfall is 205 mm). It is currently up for sale as its original purpose, to house the workers and their families who provided the labour force for the huge Leigh Creek open cut coal mine 22 km north of the town, ceased to exist when the mine was closed in 2015. At the time Leigh Creek was a modern mining town with a modern shopping centre, a series of neat modern roads and small, attractive plots of land on which standard modern houses had been built. Today it is a town without a purpose. Leigh Creek is located 556 km north of Adelaide via Port Augusta, 261 km north of Port Augusta and 194 m above sea level.