Statistical snapshot

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Geography
Total area
1043.2km2
Proportion of metropolitan area
19.5%
Location North east metropolitan area of Perth
Climate Mediterranean

 

Business, economy and local employment (2017/18)
Gross regional product (GRP) $9.95 billion 
Estimated number of businesses
10,417
Number of people who work in Swan (jobs)
67,814
Number of employed residents 74,202
Ratio of jobs to employed residents 0.91
Estimated number of people who work at home
2,102
Largest industry by business counts
Construction
Largest industry by number of employees
Construction

 

Labour force
Labour force (September quarter 2018) 78,982
Number unemployed (September quarter 2018)
6,182
Unemployment rate (September quarter 2018)
7.8%
% of workers who live and work in Swan
32.6%
% of workers who live in Swan but work outside
62.4%
% of residents commuting to work by private vehicle
74.2%
% of residents commuting to work by public transport
6.5%

 

Demographics
2017 ABS Estimated Resident Population
140,018
Forecast population in 2019
156,047
Forecast population in 2029 199,797
Forecast population in 2036
224,439
Median age
34
Residents with Bachelor or higher degree
14.0%
Average household size (persons) 2.75
Households owned outright or with a mortgage 72%
Households renting privately 21%
Family households 73.6%
Couples with children
36.4%

Top five countries of birth

(after Australia)

United Kingdom

New Zealand

India

Philippines

Vietnam

Residents born overseas
43,441

Residents from a non-English

speaking background

18.8%

Most common language spoken at home

(other than English)
Vietnamese