The City of Armadale is located 30 minutes southeast of the CBD and has an estimated population of 76,000, which is likely to increase to 182,000 by 2031.
The City spans 545 square kilometres and includes 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.
Established residential suburbs provide a range of lifestyles from the coastal plain suburbs of West Armadale and Westfield, the foothills of Kelmscott, Clifton Hills, Mt Nasura and Mt Richon to the picturesque spacious hills environment enjoyed by residents of Roleystone and Bedfordale.
The City boasts a number of recreational pursuits including the Araluen Golf Course, Armadale Aquatic Centre, a range of natural bushland areas suitable for walking and a world-class venue for rowing, canoeing, dragon boating, triathlon events and other national and international water sport competitions at the Champion Lakes Regatta Centre.
The City's jam packed Calendar of Events, which includes a series of Concerts in the Park and an Australia Day fireworks are also highly regarded by residents and visitors to the area.
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 conveniently located at Perth's major gateway crossroads of Albany and South Western Highways and Armadale Road. Perth's rail network links Armadale to the Perth CBD, which is just 28 kilometers away.
Local industries include retail shops, a brickworks, light industry, orchards, tourism and the City's administrative operations.
The City of Armadale has a high proportion of children and young people. Armadale is home to large numbers of one and two parent families with dependant children. In line with national age trends, the City's population is aging, with the fastest growth over the past 10 years among those aged between 45 and 54 and over 65 years old. For more information about the City’s demographic characteristics see Community Demographic Profile.
Approximately 32,200 residents are entitled to vote in local government elections. The City has 22 primary schools, eight secondary schools and three libraries.
The City of Armadale community demographic profile enables you to analyse local community characteristics, understand how they have changed over time and how they compare to other areas.
The profile presents data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Census of Population and Housing in 2006, 2001, 1996 and 1991 for the local government area, and for smaller areas within it (suburbs).
The profile can answer 80% of frequently asked socio-demographic questions and assist Council, the general public, students, community groups, organisations, business and investors to become more informed about the community.
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.
The City of Armadale population and household forecasts outline the drivers of population change in your community and forecasts how population, age structure and household types will change over the period 2006 to 2031.
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 you to identify future demand for services and can inform decisions about the delivery of facilities and services.
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 2001 and 2006 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 in the City.
The information can be used to plan services and facilities for specific groups in the community, to inform community groups about local needs and priorities, and to present a strong demographic case for funding or advocacy.
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.