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Perth Metropolitan Area

Estimated Resident Population (ERP)

The official population of Perth Metropolitan Area as of the 30th June 2016, is 2,070,491.

The Estimated Resident Population is the OFFICIAL Perth Metropolitan Area population for 2016. For areas within the Perth Metropolitan Area, the ERP is not an official count but an experimental estimate which is subject to review after the next Census.

Populations are counted and estimated in various ways. The most comprehensive population count available in Australia is derived from the Census of Population and Housing conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics every five years. However the Census count is generally an under-estimate of the actual population, due to people missed in the Census and people overseas on Census night. To provide a more accurate population figure which is updated more frequently than every five years, the Australian Bureau of Statistics also produces "Estimated Resident Population" (ERP) numbers for the Perth Metropolitan Area. Estimates for areas within the Perth Metropolitan Area are based on aggregates of SA1s derived from population distributions applicable at the 2011 Census. Actual populations may vary slightly where population growth has not been uniform since the previous Census.

See data notes for a detailed explanation of different population types, how they are calculated and when to use each one.

Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
Perth Metropolitan Area
Year (ending June 30)NumberChange in numberChange in percent
20061,580,425----
20071,632,056+51,631+3.27
20081,686,508+54,452+3.34
20091,743,008+56,500+3.35
20101,784,863+41,855+2.40
20111,837,340+52,477+2.94
20121,908,737+71,397+3.89
20131,973,936+65,199+3.42
20142,012,046+38,110+1.93
20152,043,098+31,052+1.54
20162,070,491+27,393+1.34

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Regional Population Growth, Australia (3218.0). Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
Estimated Resident Population (ERP) 2016, Perth Metropolitan Area: 2,070,491 2015, Perth Metropolitan Area: 2,043,098 2014, Perth Metropolitan Area: 2,012,046 2013, Perth Metropolitan Area: 1,973,936 2012, Perth Metropolitan Area: 1,908,737 2011, Perth Metropolitan Area: 1,837,340 2010, Perth Metropolitan Area: 1,784,863 2009, Perth Metropolitan Area: 1,743,008 2008, Perth Metropolitan Area: 1,686,508 2007, Perth Metropolitan Area: 1,632,056 2006, Perth Metropolitan Area: 1,580,425
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Regional Population Growth, Australia (3218.0). Compiled and presented by .id the population experts
Annual change in Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
Annual change in Estimated Resident Population (ERP) 2016, Percentage change: +1.3% 2015, Percentage change: +1.5% 2014, Percentage change: +1.9% 2013, Percentage change: +3.4% 2012, Percentage change: +3.9% 2011, Percentage change: +2.9% 2010, Percentage change: +2.4% 2009, Percentage change: +3.4% 2008, Percentage change: +3.3% 2016, Change in number: +27,393 2015, Change in number: +31,052 2014, Change in number: +38,110 2013, Change in number: +65,199 2012, Change in number: +71,397 2011, Change in number: +52,477 2010, Change in number: +41,855 2009, Change in number: +56,500 2008, Change in number: +54,452 2007, Change in number: +51,631
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Regional Population Growth, Australia (3218.0). Compiled and presented by .id the population experts
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