3218.0 - Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2015-16 Quality Declaration 
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WESTERN AUSTRALIA

  • In 2015-16, the ten SA2s with the largest population increases in Western Australia were all within Greater Perth. The outer coastal SA2 of Yanchep had the largest growth, increasing by 4,300 to reach 18,900 people. Large growth also occurred in Baldivis (3,400) in Perth's south-west, Ellenbrook (3,100) in the north-east and Forrestdale - Harrisdale - Piara Waters (2,800) in the south-east.
  • Yanchep was also the fastest growing SA2 in Western Australia in 2015-16, up by 29%. This was followed by the coastal area of North Coogee (20%) in Perth's west and Forrestdale - Harrisdale - Piara Waters (18%).
  • Of the SA2s outside of Greater Perth, those with the largest growth were Australind - Leschenault (480 people) and Busselton (470), both in the south-west of the state. The SA2s with the fastest growth were Busselton Region (3.2%) and Australind - Leschenault (2.6%).


SA2s WITH LARGEST AND FASTEST POPULATION GROWTH, Western Australia

ERP at 30 June
Population Change
2016p
2015r-2016p
SA2 GCCSA
no.
no.
%

LARGEST GROWTH

YanchepGreater Perth
18 904
4 289
29.3
BaldivisGreater Perth
32 817
3 389
11.5
EllenbrookGreater Perth
37 204
3 141
9.2
Forrestdale - Harrisdale - Piara WatersGreater Perth
18 442
2 803
17.9
ByfordGreater Perth
15 076
1 726
12.9
Bertram - Wellard (West)Greater Perth
13 242
1 106
9.1
Madeley - Darch - LandsdaleGreater Perth
25 706
903
3.6
CarramarGreater Perth
16 902
786
4.9
Perth CityGreater Perth
33 406
735
2.2
Singleton - Golden Bay - Secret HarbourGreater Perth
20 523
724
3.7

FASTEST GROWTH(a)

YanchepGreater Perth
18 904
4 289
29.3
North CoogeeGreater Perth
2 042
341
20.0
Forrestdale - Harrisdale - Piara WatersGreater Perth
18 442
2 803
17.9
Anketell - WandiGreater Perth
2 068
238
13.0
ByfordGreater Perth
15 076
1 726
12.9
BaldivisGreater Perth
32 817
3 389
11.5
EllenbrookGreater Perth
37 204
3 141
9.2
Bertram - Wellard (West)Greater Perth
13 242
1 106
9.1
The VinesGreater Perth
8 107
510
6.7
Casuarina - Wellard (East)Greater Perth
2 452
152
6.6

(a) Excludes SA2s with a population of less than 1,000 at June 2015.


POPULATION CHANGE BY SA2, Western Australia - 2015-16