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21 July 2022

The sprawling suburbs soaking up Perth’s growing population

WAToday

Western Australia welcomed an extra 420,000 residents in the 10 years to 2021, with some suburbs sprawled along Perth’s urban fringe more than tripling in population to absorb the intake.

Back in 2011, fewer than 100 people lived in the northern coastal suburb of Alkimos.

But the master planned community, one of the biggest coastal developments in Perth for more than 50 years, is the fastest growing suburb in Perth over the past decade and now boasts 13,904 residents. That number is forecast to grow to 30,000 by 2041.

While Perth has a significant urban infill target, it is the suburbs sprawling north and south of the CBD that have accommodated the lion’s share of the city’s burgeoning population, which has hit 2.1 million according to the 2021 census.

To read the full article including comments from UDIA WA CEO Tanya Steinbeck, click here.