Community Profile

Community Profile

The City is becoming increasingly culturally diverse, with a large and growing Aboriginal population as well as an increasing population born overseas.

The City spans 545 square kilometres over three traditional Aboriginal owned lands, which now form the suburbs and localities of:  Armadale, Ashendon, Bedfordale, Brookdale, Camillo, Champion Lakes, Forrestdale, Harrisdale, Haynes, Hilbert, Karragullen, Kelmscott, Lesley, Mount Nasura, Mount Richon, Piara Waters, Roleystone, Seville Grove and Wungong.

Stretching from the plains of the metropolitan area to the hills, the City contains over 1431 hectares of parks and reserves. The Armadale City Centre is located at the major gateway crossroads of Albany Highway, South Western Highway and Armadale Road. The City is a designated Strategic Metropolitan Activity Centre, and is linked directly to the Perth CBD by rail.

Local industries include health services, retail trade, education and training, construction, accommodation and food, manufacturing, and public administration. The City boasts a number of national parks, golf courses, and regional recreation facilities including the Champion Lakes Regatta Centre, a world-class competition venue for rowing, canoeing, dragon boating, triathlon and other national and international sporting events.

The City has 26 primary schools, 12 secondary schools and 3 libraries.

Demographic Insights

The Demographic Insights report was developed to examine the data contained in the 2016 Census compared with the previous census (2011) to understand the demographic changes which have occurred amongst the City’s residents and how these trends may continue in the coming decades. The report examines both the City as a whole, and by each suburb or locality. As well as providing a an overview of the key demographic indicators, the report also provides a broad analysis of what the community needs will be for infrastructure, facilities, amenities and services. The information contained in the report is intended to provide a holistic understanding of the City's population, as well as provide data and text which can be used for reports, funding submissions, or form the basis for further detailed research and analysis.

Community Profile

The community profile enables you to examine local community demographic data, how it has changed over time, and how it compares to other areas.

The community profile presents data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Census of Population and Housing in 2016, 2011, and 2006 for the local government area, suburbs and localities. 

The community profile can assist Council, the general public, students, community groups, organisations, business and investors to become more informed about the City of Armadale's population.

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Economic Profile

The City of Armadale's economic profile combines multiple datasets to build a cohesive story of the local economy, how it is changing and how it compares to other areas.

The economic profile can be utilised to understand the role and function of the City of Armadale's local economy, to deliver economic facts and figures to the business community, to provide evidence for funding submission and attract investment in the region.

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Population Forecasts

The population forecast outlines population, age structure and households will likely change over the period 2016 to 2036.

Designed for use by community groups, Council, investors, business, students and the general public, the information is presented in simple, clear tables and charts with concise factual commentary.

The population and household forecasts can assist to identify future trends and can assist in informing decisions about the future delivery of facilities and services.

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Community Atlas

The Community Atlas presents key socio-demographic characteristics for the City of Armadale as interactive maps. It can help you to understand the demographic characteristics of an area by visually displaying where people live.

Based on data from the 2016 and 2011 Census of Population and Housing (Australian Bureau of Statistics) each map is prepared using Census Collector Districts providing the finest level of detail to help identify spatial patterns and trends.

The information can be used to assist in planning services and facilities, provide insights into local needs and priorities, and to present data purposes such as funding applications or advocacy.

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Community Development

The City's Community Development team is committed to working collaboratively with our community, individuals, groups, non-profit organisations and government agencies, to enhance community wellbeing. We encourage the community to contact us about ideas, issues and opportunities or to find out more about what's happening in your City.