Statistical snapshot

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Geography
Total area
1043.0km2
Proportion of metropolitan area
19.5%
Location North east metropolitan area of Perth
Climate Mediterranean

 

Business, economy and local employment (2018/19)
Gross regional product (GRP) $9.47 billion 
Estimated number of local businesses
10,705
Number of people who work in Swan (jobs)
69,899
Number of employed residents 77,252
Ratio of jobs to employed residents 0.90
Estimated number of people who work at home
2,103
Largest industry by business counts
Construction
Largest industry by number of employees
Retail

 

Labour force
Labour force (June quarter 2019) 81,349
Number unemployed (June quarter 2019)
5,608
Unemployment rate (June quarter 2019)
6.9%
% 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
2018 ABS Estimated Resident Population
143,374
Forecast population in 2020
155,653
Forecast population in 2030 210,182
Forecast population in 2040 259,466 
Forecast population in 2050
305,290
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