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City of Armadale's community and economic profile, population forecast, social atlas and demographic insights.


The City of Armadale is the fourth fastest growing local government in WA and the fifteenth in Australia. The population is approximately 91,000 and is expected to grow to 141,000 by 2036. The population is currently growing annually at 3.6%. This is more than three times the state average (1.1%) and more than twice the Australian average (1.5%). Over 50% of the population is under 34 years of age. 

The City covers an area of 560 square kilometres, and consists of 19 suburbs and localities. The Armadale City Centre is a designated Strategic Metropolitan Activity Centre. It is located 28 kilometres from the Perth CBD and is linked via the metropolitan rail and road network. 

Approximately 30,000 people are expected to move into the residential growth spots of Haynes, Hilbert, Harrisdale and Piara Waters between 2016 and 2036.  On average 14 new homes are built per week in Armadale.  

Community profile

The City of Armadale’s Community Profile enables you to examine local community demographic data including:

  • Population 
  • Age
  • Ethnicity 
  • Education 
  • Employment 
  • Income. 

The community profile allows City staff, residents, students, community groups, businesses and investors to make informed decisions based on the City’s demography.

Economic profile

The City of Armadale’s Economic Profile enables you to examine local economy data including:

  • Gross Regional Product (GRP)
  • Local jobs 
  • Industry composition 
  • Employed residents 
  • Unemployment 
  • Housing prices
  • Retail trade
  • Consumer Price Index.

The economic profile provides economic facts for business investment, and provides evidence for grant funding submissions.

Population forecast

The City of Armadale's Population Forecast present changes in the community between 2016 and 2041. 

These include:

  • Population, households, dwellings forecasts 
  • Components of population change
  • Age structure forecasts
  • Household type forecasts  
  • Drivers of population change. 

These forecasts were last updated in November 2018 by .id, the population experts, on behalf of the City of Armadale. They do not consider potential impacts on assumptions stemming from COVID-19.  They do, however, provide a baseline by which to understand where the population may have been without this external shock.

The performance of these forecasts are regularly monitored by id and were last reviewed in June 2020. 

Social atlas

The City's Social Atlas presents demographic data as interactive maps which can:

  • Help identify spatial patterns and trends within the City 
  • Assist planning services and facilities 
  • Provide insights into local needs and priorities 
  • Be used for funding and advocacy purposes. 

Demographic Insights

The Demographic Insights report examines:  

  • 2016 Census data compared with the previous 2011 Census 
  • Demographic changes which have occurred and the continuing trends 
  • Both the City as a whole, and by each suburb or locality 
  • Community infrastructure, facilities, amenity and service needs and 
  • Provides data and text for report writing, grant submissions and further research.

Page Last Reviewed 22 August 2023