The estimated population in Mawson lakes as of 2011 census is 10,872 and the postcode of this region is 5095.
The landarea of Mawson Lakes covers nearly 6,5km2 (2.5 sq mi) and suburbs which are surrounded by Mawson Lakes are Green fields, Dry Creek, Cavan, Parafield Gardens, Pooraka, Para Hills West and Ingle Farm. Apart from this, the suburb houses a campus of the University of South Australia and Technology Park Adelaide.
The suburb experiences a mediterranean climate with warm and sunny weather throughout the year, predominantly the March is the warmest month. In addition to this, the suburb has more than 2500 sunshine hours. However, the suburb brings the rainfall in the winter months from October and November, and the skies are cloudier in winter than summer.
Mawson lakes has some lovely and renowned tourist sites such as Adelaide Planetarium, Mobara Park, Dry Creek Linear Park etc.