Perth, Australia Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Perth, Australia metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Perth in 2019 is 2,016,000, a 1.26% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Perth in 2018 was 1,991,000, a 1.69% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Perth in 2017 was 1,958,000, a 1.66% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Perth in 2016 was 1,926,000, a 1.69% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Australia
City Name Population
Melbourne 4,870,000
Sydney 4,859,000
Brisbane 2,372,000
Perth 2,016,000
Adelaide 1,328,000
Gold Coast-Tweed Head 687,000
Canberra 452,000
Newcastle-Maitland 447,000
Sunshine Coast 340,000
Central Coast 333,000
Wollongong 303,000
Perth - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
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%