The West Australian

WA’s explosive population growth rivals that of the top-10 fastest-growing countries in the world for 2023, prompting calls for small-scale housing development to be turbocharged to meet demand.

The latest ABS figures show the State’s population surged by 3.3 per cent in the year ending December 2023 — the fastest growth rate in the country and in line with annual growth rates recorded by the world’s top 10 countries by population growth last year.

Limnios Property Group managing director James Limnios said the figures highlighted the huge challenge WA faced in efficiently supplying affordable housing to meet its surging population requirements.

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