Population of Perth 2019 - Australia (WA)
"The most isolated city in the world"
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 Perth 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. Perth is also known as the most isolated city in the world, but this is highly contested as the city increasingly builds more links with the rest of Australia.
Other 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
Demographic - Male & Female
The Greater Perth population is split by 50.4% female and 49.6% male. This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census.
The Greater Perth populations median age is 36 years old. The biggest age group is 30-34 year olds at 8% of the greater Perth population (156,352 People). The median age is the same for many other Australian cities such as Melbourne and Sydney. This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census.
Median weekly household income
The Greater Perth population has an average weekly household income of $1,643. However, the average personal income was $728 a week. This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census.
Median weekly rent
The Greater Perth population pays on average $360 a week in rent. The average amount of people per household is 2.6 in Perth. This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census.
The top response for religious affiliation was “No Religion” at 32.1%, closely followed by “Catholic” at 22% of the Greater Perth population. Compared to the rest of Australia Perth has a higher percentage of “No Religion”. This data was obtained from the most recent Australian government census. View our article on Types of religion in Australia.
The Greater Perth Population has a variety of occupations, but nearly a quarter of the population are “professionals” at 22.2%. The next highest occupation is “Technicians and Trades Workers” at 15.6% which is only slightly higher than the Australian average of 13.5%. This data was obtained from the most recent Australian government census.
Facts about Perth
- Perth has more hours of sunlight than another capital city in all of Australia, averaging 8 hours of sunlight per day.
- To Aboriginal people Perth is known as Boorloo.
- The Perth mint is the oldest operating mint in Australia.
- Perth is home to the highest number of self made millionaires per capita in the world.