Western Australia Population 2023
"The Golden State"
The population of Western Australia is 2,595,192
as of march 2019. The number is expected to reach over 2.6 million by 2019, with the percentage increase in previous years being 0.8%. The capital of WA (West Australia) is Perth, which is also the most populated city in the Western Territory. According to the most recent government census.
The official estimation of the population as of the 31st of March 2019 is 2,595,192
people. This is up by 0.8% from the 31st of March 2017. The estimate for overseas migration is 236,800 compared to 259,600 people the previous year in the whole of Australia. (Government Statistics)
Most populated areas in Western Australia
Kalgoorlie – Boulder
States and territories population
|States and Territories||Population March 2019|
Percentage change over 2017-18
|New South Wales||7,988,241||1.5%|
|Australian Capital Territory||420,960||2.2%|
|*Total Australian Population||24,899,100||1.6%|
*Figure includes other teritorries including Jervis Bay Territory, Norfolk Island, Cocos (Keeling) Island and Christmas Island.
Perth - Western Australia
The population of Perth in 2019, is a very diverse city with a population of over 2.5 million people in the greater Perth area. In 2018 Business insider ranked Melbourne the 14th most liveable city in the world. Included in the list are Sydney (5th), Adelaide (10th) and Melbourne (2nd). The reason for the ranking is because of the high quality of life Australian residence have.
Demographic - Male & Female
The Western Australian population is split by 50% female and 50% male. This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census.
In West Australia the populations median age is 36 years old. The biggest age group is 30-34 year at 7.9% of the WA population (194,267 People). This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census.
Median weekly household income
In Western Australia the population has an average weekly household income of $1,595. However, the average personal income is $724 a week. This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census. The current VAT tax refund rate in Australia is found here.
Median weekly rent
In the Western Territory people pay on average $347 a week in rent. The average amount of people per household is 2.6 in WA. This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census.
The top response for religious affiliation was “No religion” at 32.5%, followed by Catholic at 21.4% of the Western Australia population. Since the last census in 2011 the number of people responding as having “no religion” has gone up by 7.5%. This data was obtained from the most recent Australian government census.
The population of Western Australia have a variety of occupations, but 20.5% of the population are “professionals”. The next highest occupation is “Technicians and Trades Workers” at 16.2% which is higher than the Australian average of 13.5%. This data was obtained from the most recent Australian government census.
Facts about Western Australia
- Perth in the (WA) is the most isolated city in the world with the next closest city being Adelaide over 2,200km away.
- Western Australia has over 12,500km of coastline.
- Perth is closer Singapore that the capital city of Australia (Canberra).
- Broome in the top of WA is the worlds biggest producer of pearls
- 2016 census of population and housing – Most recent
- WA census – Most recent
- Western Australia Government: www.wa.gov.au/
- City of Perth: www.Perth.wa.gov.au
- australia.com: www.australia.com