Census 2016 - Centre for Regional Development analysis
August 10, 2017 at 4:01 PM
The Centre for Regional Development has analysed the latest Census 2016 data, focussing on population, indigenous population, age profiles, income and housing measures in regional areas and how these have changed since the 2006 and 2011 Censuses. The data was collated into the nine regions in WA to allow for larger scale regional comparison and analysis.
Since the 2011 Census, the Wheatbelt’s population has increased by 3.5% and it is the third most populous region in Western Australia with an estimated resident population of 74,530 in 2016.
The Wheatbelt’s population continues to age with the median age increasing from 40 years in 2006 to 45 years in 2016. Western Australia’s median age has remained at 36 years since the 2006 Census.
The Wheatbelt’s income continues to rise with the median personal weekly income increasing from $445 in 2006 to $666 in 2016. Western Australia’s median income is $724.
For further information please contact Elise Woods at the Wheatbelt Development Commission on 9622 7222 or visit www.crd.uwa.edu.au/research or visit www.abs.gov.au for more information on the Australian Census.