3218.0 - Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2018-19 Quality Declaration 
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Western Australia

Population change

Greater Perth increased by 27,400 people (1.3%), the rest of the state fell by 80 (-0.01%).

The areas with the largest growth were:

    • Ellenbrook in Perth's north-east and Baldivis in the city's south-west (both up by 2,200 people)
    • Forrestdale - Harrisdale - Piara Waters (2,100) in Perth's south-east

The areas with the highest growth rates were:
    • Alkimos - Eglinton (12%) in Perth's outer north-west
    • North Coogee (9.6%) and Casuarina - Wandi (9.2%) in Perth's south-west

Components of population change
    • Ellenbrook had the largest natural increase (650 people).
    • Baldivis had the largest net internal migration gain (1,400 people).
    • Perth City had the largest net overseas migration gain (900 people).

Centre of population

The centre for Western Australia:
    • was in the Avon Valley National Park at June 2019, 24 kilometres west of the town of Toodyay
    • moved 820 metres south-west over 2018-19, towards Perth’s central business district

The centre for Perth:
    • was in the suburb of Como at June 2019, near the banks of the Swan River
    • moved 40 metres south over 2018-19, reflecting slightly stronger growth to the south of the city

Population density

The areas with the highest density at June 2019 were:
    • Scarborough and Tuart Hill - Joondanna in Perth's north-west (both 3,400 people per sq km)
    • Perth City (3,300)