Residential Population Overview:  The City of Perth has experience significant population growth over the last decade.

Population (ERP 2014)

20,762 persons

Population density

25.57 person per hectare

Source:  Profile id
For further information: http://profile.id.com.au/perth

 

Population Forecast

2016

2021

2026

2031

2036

23,065

27,317

30,720

33,149

35,378

Source:  Forecast id
For further information: http://forecast.id.com.au/perth

 

Population Characteristics (2011)

City of Perth

Greater Perth

Australia

Median age

32

36

37

Median weekly income

$1,858

$1,459

$1,234

Households with a mortgage

17%

38%

33%

Median weekly rental

$440

$320

$285

Non-English speaking background

34%

17%

16%

Bachelor or higher degree

38%

20%

19%

Unemployment

5%

5%

6%

Source:  Profile id: Community Profile  (census 2011)

For further information:  Profile id: Community Profile

Workforce Overview:  Perth is home to a highly skilled and innovative workforce

City of Perth Workforce  Characteristics (2011)

  • 124,679 persons at the time of the 2011 Census were employed in the city of Perth
  • Modelled figures as at 2014, suggest that there were 190,000 local jobs in the city of Perth

Source: ABS 2011 Census and  National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR)

Growth during Census years, 2006- 2011

  • 14% growth or an addition of 14,988 workers since 2006

Source:  Australian Bureau of Statistics 2011: Census of Population and Housing: W09 Industry of Employment

Dominant Job Groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the workforce in City of Perth in 2013/14 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (46,554 people or 24.4%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (29,361 people or 15.4%)
  • Mining (21,001 people or 11.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 96,915 people in total or 50.8% of the workforce.

Source:   National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR)

Further Information

For further information on how the City of Perth can assist you, please contact the Economic Development Unit on (08) 9461 3198, or via email at ecodev@cityofperth.wa.gov.au