3218.0 - Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2017-18 Quality Declaration 
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WESTERN AUSTRALIA

In 2017-18:

  • The number of people living in Greater Perth increased by 21,600 (1.1%), while the number living outside the capital city fell by 580 people (-0.1%).
  • Greater Perth's growth rate increased from 0.9% in 2016-17.

Largest growth areas: The Statistical Area Level 2 (SA2) of Baldivis, in Perth's south-west (up by 2,200 people), followed by Forrestdale - Harrisdale - Piara Waters in the south-east and Ellenbrook in the north-east (both 2,100).

Fastest growth areas: The coastal SA2s of Alkimos - Eglinton (up by 15%) in Perth's north-western outskirts and North Coogee (12%) in the city's south-west, followed by Forrestdale - Harrisdale - Piara Waters (9.5%).

Regional growth areas: Outside of Greater Perth, the SA2 of Australind - Leschenault in Bunbury had the largest population increase (520 people), while Margaret River in the state's south-west grew the fastest (3.2%).


SA2s WITH LARGEST AND FASTEST POPULATION GROWTH, Western Australia

ERP AT 30 JUNE
POPULATION CHANGE
2018
2017-2018
SA2 SA4
no.
no.
%

LARGEST GROWTH

BaldivisPerth - South West
38 342
2 240
6.2
Forrestdale - Harrisdale - Piara WatersPerth - South East
24 297
2 115
9.5
EllenbrookPerth - North East
41 382
2 076
5.3
Alkimos - EglintonPerth - North West
11 874
1 531
14.8
ByfordPerth - South East
19 465
1 306
7.2
Bertram - Wellard (West)Perth - South West
16 814
1 121
7.1
Madeley - Darch - LandsdalePerth - North West
28 254
881
3.2
The VinesPerth - North East
11 810
811
7.4
Mandurah - NorthMandurah
19 708
780
4.1
Armadale - Wungong - BrookdalePerth - South East
20 651
722
3.6

FASTEST GROWTH

Alkimos - EglintonPerth - North West
11 874
1 531
14.8
North CoogeePerth - South West
3 252
337
11.6
Forrestdale - Harrisdale - Piara WatersPerth - South East
24 297
2 115
9.5
Casuarina - WandiPerth - South West
7 780
623
8.7
The VinesPerth - North East
11 810
811
7.4
ByfordPerth - South East
19 465
1 306
7.2
Bertram - Wellard (West)Perth - South West
16 814
1 121
7.1
BaldivisPerth - South West
38 342
2 240
6.2
Two RocksPerth - North West
3 376
191
6.0
YanchepPerth - North West
10 399
558
5.7


POPULATION CHANGE BY SA2, Western Australia - 2017-18
Image: Map showing Population Change by SA2, Western Australia, 2017-18