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Population of Perth

Last official estimated population of Perth (as Significant Urban Area) was 2 000 767 people (on 2017-06-30)[2]. This was 8.08% of total Australian population. Area of Perth is 3 531.90 km², in this year population density was 566.49 p/km² . If population growth rate would be same as in period 2016-2017 (+0.93%/yr), Perth population in 2020 would be 2 057 300. [0]


Perth historical population from 2001 to 2017 [4] [3]

Australian population

↳ nearby SUA areas:
- Yanchep
- Bunbury
- Busselton
- Albany
- Geraldton
- Kalgoorlie - Boulder

Perth on population maps [3]

Click to enlarge. Perth is located in the center of the images.

Population [people], population density [p./kmĀ²] and population change [%/year] [2]

Annual growth rate in %:

[2001-2002] +1.39 %/Y
[2002-2003] +1.38 %/Y
[2003-2004] +1.53 %/Y
[2004-2005] +1.50 %/Y
[2005-2006] +1.93 %/Y
[2006-2007] +4.55 %/Y
[2007-2008] +3.31 %/Y
[2008-2009] +3.35 %/Y
[2009-2010] +2.39 %/Y
[2010-2011] +2.94 %/Y
[2011-2012] +3.20 %/Y
[2012-2013] +2.67 %/Y
[2013-2014] +1.53 %/Y
[2014-2015] +1.21 %/Y
[2015-2016] +0.91 %/Y
[2016-2017] +0.93 %/Y


Sources, more info:

[0] Calculated with linear interpolation from officially estimated population

[1] Read more about SUA and Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) on abs.gov.au

[2] Population data from Australian Bureau of Statistics (Population and density: 2017; change: 2016-2017)

[3] Digital Boundaries: Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) 2016.

[4] Historical population: 2001-2012, 2007-2017.