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Population demographics and forecasts

The population of the City at the 2016 national census was 118,073 - an increase of almost11% since the 2011 census.The City expects this rapid growth to continue over the next twenty years.

The City has five publicly-available interactive tools that enable exploration of local demographics and sociodemographic data, all based on national census results. For details of these tools, see related links below.

Population Forecast

The City of Gosnells population forecasts analyse population change in the community and how the population, age structure and household types are likely to change each year from 2016-2036.

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. Knowing how the population will change is extremely valuable for any organisation that is planning for the future.

The Population and Households forecast is an important planning tool that provides information about the local drivers of population change and forecasts how population, age structure and household types are expected to change between 2016 and 2031. Demographic change can be examined at the suburb level, by age group and by household type.

Community Profile

The Community Profile presents national census data with commentary that enables analysis of the characteristics of the local community, changes that have occurred over time and comparisons with other areas.

The Community Profile includes results from the 1991, 1996, 2001,2006, 2011 and 2016 national censuses. This online profile provides essential information for decision-making presented in a simple format, with clear tables and charts and concise factual commentary.

Use the Community Profile to find out about:

  • population attributes
  • who we are
  • what we do
  • how we live
  • working population
  • residential development
  • migration
  • relative socio-economic disadvantage
  • suburb-specific information.

The Community Profile can also be used to download a comprehensive demographic report on the City of Gosnells with key statistics, maps, tables and data notes. This information is also available for each suburb in the City.

Community Atlas

The Community Atlas includes key sociodemographic characteristics (those presented in the Community Profile) presented as interactive maps. Each map is prepared based on data from the 2016 census, providing the finest level of detail to identify spatial patterns and trends in the area.

Economic Profile

The City of Gosnells's economic profile presents economic information that enables you to describe the area's role within the broader economy, explore options for economic development and promote the area's strengths. The information presented here is derived from official sources of information (Australian Bureau of Statistics) as well as Australia's leading economic modellers, NIEIR. The latest data from each series is always presented in this site.

South East Metropolitan Region Economic Profile

The Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)'s economic profile presents economic information that enables you to describe the area's role within the broader economy, explore options for economic development and promote the area's strengths. The information presented here is derived from official sources of information (Australian Bureau of Statistics) as well as Australia's leading economic modellers, NIEIR. The latest data from each series is always presented in this site.

The South East Metropolitan Region encompasses eight local government areas: City of Armadale, City of Belmont, City of Canning, City of Gosnells, City of Kalamunda, Serpentine Jarrahdale Shire, City of South Perth and the Town of Victoria Park. About 25% of the population in the Region live in the City of Gosnells, 20% in the City of Canning, between 12 and 14% in the City of Kalamunda and the City of Armadale, between 8 and 9% in the City of Belmont, the Town of Victoria Park and the City of South Perth, and 4% in Serpentine Jarrahdale Shire.

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