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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 2,067,359.

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
20051,547,079----
20061,577,574+30,495+1.97
20071,629,131+51,557+3.27
20081,683,549+54,418+3.34
20091,740,064+56,515+3.36
20101,781,870+41,806+2.40
20111,834,302+52,432+2.94
20121,905,618+71,316+3.89
20131,970,814+65,196+3.42
20142,008,880+38,066+1.93
20152,039,949+31,069+1.55
20162,067,359+27,410+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: 2,067,359 2015, Perth Metropolitan Area: 2,039,949 2014, Perth Metropolitan Area: 2,008,880 2013, Perth Metropolitan Area: 1,970,814 2012, Perth Metropolitan Area: 1,905,618 2011, Perth Metropolitan Area: 1,834,302 2010, Perth Metropolitan Area: 1,781,870 2009, Perth Metropolitan Area: 1,740,064 2008, Perth Metropolitan Area: 1,683,549 2007, Perth Metropolitan Area: 1,629,131 2006, Perth Metropolitan Area: 1,577,574 2005, Perth Metropolitan Area: 1,547,079
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% 2007, Percentage change: +3.3% 2016, Change in number: +27,410 2015, Change in number: +31,069 2014, Change in number: +38,066 2013, Change in number: +65,196 2012, Change in number: +71,316 2011, Change in number: +52,432 2010, Change in number: +41,806 2009, Change in number: +56,515 2008, Change in number: +54,418 2007, Change in number: +51,557 2006, Change in number: +30,495
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Regional Population Growth, Australia (3218.0). Compiled and presented by .id the population experts
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