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Demographics and Statistics

Whether you're looking to live or work in the City of Swan or simply conducting research, you'll find plenty of useful facts and figures here.

The latest demographics about our City are presented in an easy to use, interactive format, to provide you with information on everything you might want to know about population, residential and industry profiles, socio-economic data and much more. You can even drill down to specific information about each of our local planning areas as well as being able to look at the housing and population forecasts throughout the City to 2036 including the CBD areas of Midland and Ellenbrook. Please feel free to call one of our friendly staff on 9267 9267 if you need any assistance.

Links to the Swan community profile (opens in new window)

The City of Swan community profile presents the population characteristics of our community, how they have changed over time and how they compare to other areas. The profile presents data from the 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011 Census collections and enables benchmarking against Greater Perth, Western Australia and Australia. It assists Council, the general public, students, community groups, business and investors to become more informed about the Swan community.

If you're interested in the most recent information about our community or you're looking for some historical data, take a look at our Community Profile where you'll find information presented in table and chart format along with a commentary that will provide answers to the majority of frequently asked socio-demographic questions. All tables and charts can be downloaded or exported. 

Links to the City's population and housing forecasts (opens in new window)

Take a glimpse into the future of the City of Swan by viewing our Population and Household Forecasts for each year from 2011 through to 2036. Updated in July 2015, forecasts cover for the entire local government area as well as each of our local planning areas and include population growth, age groups, residential development and household types. Presented as data sub-sets of their respective local planning areas, recent additions to the forecasts include the high growth CBD areas of Midland and Ellenbrook.

Links to the City's economic profile (opens in new window)

The economic profiling tool provides information about the City's economy and workforce. It includes information about the size and performance of the local economy, it's gross regional product (GRP), the economic base and how it is changing; industry sector profiles and location quotients; the number of businesses in each industry sector, how many people they employ and how each industry contributes to the economy; the location of jobs in each industry sector, the characteristics of workers, where our workers come from, and where our residents go to work.

Links to the City's interactive social atlas (opens in new window)

If you're looking to visualise statistical data according to our local planning areas, take a look at the City of Swan Social Atlas.

The Social Atlas presents key socio-demographic data about the City in interactive map formats. Using figures from the 2006 and 2011 Census, the data identifies patterns and trends in the area. Further detail, explanatory notes and data analysis are provided and tailoring data on specific information is possible by exporting to other software applications.

The data available within the Social Atlas includes:

  • Population and age structure;
  • Religion, ethnicity and ancestry;
  • Educational qualifications and employment;
  • Median salary, mortgage and rental payments; and
  • Household and family structures.
Last Update : 29/07/2015
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