3218.0 - Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2016-17 Quality Declaration 
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WESTERN AUSTRALIA

  • In 2016-17, the ten SA2s with the largest population increases in Western Australia were all within Greater Perth. The SA2 of Ellenbrook, in Perth's north-east, had the largest growth in terms of absolute numbers, increasing by 2,300 to reach 39,500 people. Large growth also occurred in Forrestdale - Harrisdale - Piara Waters (2,200) in Perth's south-east, the outer coastal SA2 of Alkimos - Eglinton (2,100) north-west of the city, and Baldivis (2,000) in the south-west.
  • Alkimos - Eglinton was the fastest-growing SA2 in Western Australia in 2016-17, up by 25%. This was followed by the coastal area of North Coogee (16%) in Perth's south-west, Forrestdale - Harrisdale - Piara Waters and Casuarina - Wandi, in the south-west (both 11%).
  • Of the SA2s outside of Greater Perth, those with the largest growth were Busselton Region (350) and Busselton (340), both in the south-west of the state. The SA2s with the fastest growth were Busselton Region (3.3%) and Dalyellup (3.0%), an outer suburb of Bunbury.

SA2s WITH LARGEST AND FASTEST POPULATION GROWTH, Western Australia

ERP AT 30 JUNE
POPULATION CHANGE
2017p
2016pr-2017p
SA2 GCCSA
no.
no.
%

LARGEST GROWTH

EllenbrookGreater Perth
39 520
2 269
6.1
Forrestdale - Harrisdale - Piara WatersGreater Perth
22 291
2 180
10.8
Alkimos - EglintonGreater Perth
10 401
2 110
25.4
BaldivisGreater Perth
36 325
2 038
5.9
ByfordGreater Perth
18 339
1 649
9.9
Bertram - Wellard (West)Greater Perth
15 895
1 285
8.8
Madeley - Darch - LandsdaleGreater Perth
27 373
851
3.2
The VinesGreater Perth
11 052
804
7.8
YanchepGreater Perth
9 914
763
8.3
Singleton - Golden Bay - Secret HarbourGreater Perth
20 945
736
3.6

FASTEST GROWTH

Alkimos - EglintonGreater Perth
10 401
2 110
25.4
North CoogeeGreater Perth
2 841
382
15.5
Forrestdale - Harrisdale - Piara WatersGreater Perth
22 291
2 180
10.8
Casuarina - WandiGreater Perth
7 197
689
10.6
ByfordGreater Perth
18 339
1 649
9.9
Bertram - Wellard (West)Greater Perth
15 895
1 285
8.8
YanchepGreater Perth
9 914
763
8.3
The VinesGreater Perth
11 052
804
7.8
EllenbrookGreater Perth
39 520
2 269
6.1
BaldivisGreater Perth
36 325
2 038
5.9

POPULATION CHANGE BY SA2, Western Australia - 2016-17

Image: Map showing Population Change by SA2, Western Australia, 2016-17