Mount Barker, SA, 5251 is a fast growing city of over 16,000 residents. This number is growing due to more development and construction in the area. This combined with Mt Barker's proximity to Adelaide, just 33kms but on a fast freeway, is one of the main reasons for the township's rapid growth. Mount Barker is now amongst the top ten most populated towns in South Australia.
Mt Barker was established in 1839, and is named after the base of the mountain underneath which it lies, Mount Barker Summit.