Statistics & Trends

Demographic changes across Australia are recorded by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) in the Census collections every five years. The data tells a powerful story about the characteristics of our community, how it is changing over time and how it compares to other areas. The data helps to inform the City’s decision-making, and may be of value and interest to local community groups, investors, business, students and the general public.

Community Profile

The City’s Community Profile provides a demographic analysis of the City and its suburbs based on results from the 2016, 2011, 2006, 2001 and 1996 Censuses of Population and Housing. The profile is updated with population estimates when the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) releases new figures.

Information includes population, age structure, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, income, qualifications, occupations, employment, unemployment, disability, disadvantage, volunteering, childcare, family structure, household structure, housing tenure, mortgage and rental payments, and the size and type of the dwellings people live in.

Economic Profile

The City’s Economic Profile provides economic data and analysis, including Gross Regional Product, local jobs, local businesses, employment, unemployment, population, building approvals, industry structure, journey to work and much more.

Social Atlas Profile

The City’s Social Atlas Profile provides data in a series of maps that demonstrate how particular population groups are distributed across the City of South Perth. There are over 90 individual maps, each representing a community of interest such as young children, or the elderly. The maps are shaded to show where there are concentrations of these communities. 

Population and household forecasts

The City's population and household forecasts present what is driving population change in the community and how the population, age structure and household types will change each year between 2016 and 2041. The forecasts are designed to provide community groups, Council, investors, business, students and the general public with knowledge to make confident decisions about the future.