Population growth

Between 2001 to 2016, SWCC regional population has grown by 36.7%, from 138,049 to 188,754 and total population projected to growth 223,480 by 2026 (i.e. 61.9% growth from 2001 to 2026)1 2 (Ecotones, 2018; ABS, 2018). Rapid urbanisation has occurred in coastal LGAs such as Busselton, Augusta-Margaret River, Harvey, Dardanup, Donnybrook-Balingup and Dardanup.

The urban population in the SWCC region has increased by more than 50% – from 101,701 to 151,869 Between 2001 and 20161,2 (Ecotones, 2018; ABS, 2018). This amounts to more than 80% of the population, compared to 73.7% in 2001 3 4 (Ecotones, 2018; ABS, 2018) Rural population has risen slightly (36,240 to 36,876), but has dropped as a proportion of the total population1,2 (Ecotones, 2018; ABS, 2018)

Data Source

  • Ecotones (2018). Environmental Snapshot GIS & Data Analysis. Report for South West Catchments Council.
  • ABS Census QuickStats (UCL) and ABS Statistical Geography (UCL Boundaries, SA1 & SA2 boundaries). (online) [Accessed Mar 2018]

References

  1. Ecotones (2018). Environmental Snapshot GIS & Data Analysis. Report for South West Catchments Council.
  2. ABS Census QuickStats (UCL) and ABS Statistical Geography (UCL Boundaries, SA1 & SA2 boundaries). (online) [Accessed Mar 2018]
  3. Ecotones (2018). Environmental Snapshot GIS & Data Analysis. Report for South West Catchments Council.
  4. ABS Census QuickStats (UCL) and ABS Statistical Geography (UCL Boundaries, SA1 & SA2 boundaries). (online) [Accessed Mar 2018]