Results from the 2016 Census of population and housing shows the City's usual resident population continuing to grow rapidly with an average annual growth rate of 3.7% or approximately 5,000 people per year since the previous Census in 2011. Between 2011 and 2016, the resident population grew by more than 25,000 and approximately 9,800 new dwellings were added to the housing stock throughout the City.
The documents below provide highlights from the 2016 Census for each of the City's Local (planning) Areas. More detailed profiles are available for each local area from our online Community Profile where results from earlier Censuses can also be found and used for comparison.
The next Census of Australia's population and housing will be conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) in August 2021.
2016 Census - Local area highlights
- City of Swan(PDF, 100KB)
- Altone(PDF, 140KB)
- Ballajura(PDF, 127KB)
- Bullsbrook(PDF, 179KB)
- Ellenbrook(PDF, 150KB)
- Gidgegannup(PDF, 133KB)
- Guildford/Hazelmere(PDF, 131KB)
- Midland(PDF, 142KB)
- Swan Valley(PDF, 178KB)
- Swan View(PDF, 130KB)
- Upper Swan(PDF, 273KB)
- Urban Growth Corridor(PDF, 183KB)
Census counts of people living in our suburbs
To find out how many people were living in each of our suburbs at the time of the August 2016 Census, the following list breaks down the number of males and females in each suburb as well as all five year age groups from 0-4 years through to those aged 100 years or more. Our newest suburb of Bushmead is not included because it wasn't created and named until June 2017.
Population and age group counts by suburb(PDF, 58KB)