Perth, Australia Metro Area Population 1950-2020

NOTE: All data from 2020 and beyond are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Perth, Australia metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Perth in 2020 is 2,042,000, a 1.29% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Perth in 2019 was 2,016,000, a 1.26% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Perth in 2018 was 1,991,000, a 1.69% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Perth in 2017 was 1,958,000, a 1.66% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Australia
City Name Population
Melbourne 4,968,000
Sydney 4,926,000
Brisbane 2,406,000
Perth 2,042,000
Adelaide 1,336,000
Gold Coast-Tweed Head 699,000
Canberra 457,000
Newcastle-Maitland 450,000
Sunshine Coast 347,000
Central Coast 335,000
Wollongong 305,000
Perth - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 2,042,000 1.29%
2019 2,016,000 1.26%
2018 1,991,000 1.69%
2017 1,958,000 1.66%
2016 1,926,000 1.69%
2015 1,894,000 1.66%
2014 1,863,000 1.64%
2013 1,833,000 1.66%
2012 1,803,000 1.69%
2011 1,773,000 2.96%
2010 1,722,000 2.93%
2009 1,673,000 2.95%
2008 1,625,000 2.91%
2007 1,579,000 2.93%
2006 1,534,000 1.52%
2005 1,511,000 1.55%
2004 1,488,000 1.50%
2003 1,466,000 1.45%
2002 1,445,000 1.55%
2001 1,423,000 1.14%
2000 1,407,000 1.15%
1999 1,391,000 1.16%
1998 1,375,000 1.18%
1997 1,359,000 1.19%
1996 1,343,000 1.82%
1995 1,319,000 1.85%
1994 1,295,000 1.81%
1993 1,272,000 1.84%
1992 1,249,000 1.88%
1991 1,226,000 2.59%
1990 1,195,000 2.66%
1989 1,164,000 2.65%
1988 1,134,000 2.62%
1987 1,105,000 2.70%
1986 1,076,000 2.67%
1985 1,048,000 2.75%
1984 1,020,000 2.72%
1983 993,000 2.69%
1982 967,000 2.65%
1981 942,000 2.17%
1980 922,000 2.22%
1979 902,000 2.15%
1978 883,000 2.20%
1977 864,000 2.13%
1976 846,000 2.55%
1975 825,000 2.61%
1974 804,000 2.55%
1973 784,000 2.62%
1972 764,000 2.55%
1971 745,000 8.28%
1970 688,000 8.35%
1969 635,000 8.18%
1968 587,000 8.30%
1967 542,000 8.40%
1966 500,000 3.52%
1965 483,000 3.65%
1964 466,000 3.56%
1963 450,000 3.45%
1962 435,000 3.57%
1961 420,000 2.69%
1960 409,000 2.76%
1959 398,000 2.58%
1958 388,000 2.65%
1957 378,000 2.72%
1956 368,000 2.79%
1955 358,000 2.58%
1954 349,000 2.95%
1953 339,000 2.73%
1952 330,000 3.13%
1951 320,000 2.89%
1950 311,000 0.00%