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

  • From June 2006 to June 2016, the ten SA2s with the largest population increases in Western Australia were all within Greater Perth. The SA2 of Baldivis in Perth's outer south had the largest growth in terms of absolute numbers, increasing by 27,400 to reach 34,300 people. Large growth also occurred in Ellenbrook (up by 23,600 people) in the north-east and Forrestdale - Harrisdale - Piara Waters (18,800) in the south-east.
  • Forrestdale - Harrisdale - Piara Waters was the fastest-growing SA2 (in that it had the strongest growth rate) in Western Australia between 2006 and 2016, up by 1,500%. This was followed by Baldivis (390%) and Bertram - Wellard (West) (300%) in Perth's outer south.
  • Of the SA2s outside of Greater Perth, those with the largest growth were Busselton (7,600) and Australind - Leschenault (5,900), both in the south-west of the state. The SA2s with the fastest growth were Dalyellup (157%), an outer suburb of Bunbury, and East Pilbara (79%) in the state's far north.


SA2s WITH LARGEST AND FASTEST POPULATION GROWTH, Western Australia

ERP at 30 June
Population Change
2006
2016pr
2006-2016pr
SA2 GCCSA
no.
no.
no.
%

LARGEST GROWTH

BaldivisGreater Perth
6 936
34 287
27 351
394.3
EllenbrookGreater Perth
13 671
37 251
23 580
172.5
Forrestdale - Harrisdale - Piara WatersGreater Perth
1 276
20 111
18 835
1 476.1
Madeley - Darch - LandsdaleGreater Perth
12 156
26 522
14 366
118.2
Perth CityGreater Perth
19 719
33 898
14 179
71.9
Butler - Merriwa - RidgewoodGreater Perth
11 946
24 274
12 328
103.2
ByfordGreater Perth
4 459
16 690
12 231
274.3
Bertram - Wellard (West)Greater Perth
3 624
14 610
10 986
303.1
Mandurah - NorthGreater Perth
7 477
18 386
10 909
145.9
CarramarGreater Perth
7 154
17 180
10 026
140.1

FASTEST GROWTH(a)

Forrestdale - Harrisdale - Piara WatersGreater Perth
1 276
20 111
18 835
1 476.1
BaldivisGreater Perth
6 936
34 287
27 351
394.3
Bertram - Wellard (West)Greater Perth
3 624
14 610
10 986
303.1
ByfordGreater Perth
4 459
16 690
12 231
274.3
YanchepGreater Perth
2 577
9 151
6 574
255.1
EllenbrookGreater Perth
13 671
37 251
23 580
172.5
DalyellupRest of WA
3 550
9 228
5 678
159.9
Success - Hammond ParkGreater Perth
6 182
15 440
9 258
149.8
Mandurah - NorthGreater Perth
7 477
18 386
10 909
145.9
CarramarGreater Perth
7 154
17 180
10 026
140.1

(a) Excludes SA2s with a population of less than 1,000 at June 2006.


POPULATION CHANGE BY SA2, Western Australia - 2006-16

Map of Population change by SA2, Western Australia, 2006-16