Mapped: The fastest-growing areas in Australia

Angus Kidman 19 August 2015

Fastest growing areas

Queensland tops the rankings for population growth over the last 10 years.

Whether you're looking to buy your first home or invest, population growth is a key consideration. The finder.com.au team has analysed population growth between 2004 and 2014 for 563 regions across Australia. Find out how much the population has changed in your area with the searchable map below.

These are the 10 regions with the fastest-growing population measured by number of people between 2004 and 2014:

StateArea2004 population2014 populationPopulation change
since 2004
Average growth
per year
1. QLDBrisbane949,9351,146,787196,85219,685
2. QLDGold Coast424,005546,067122,06212,206
3. QLDMoreton Bay312,887417,137104,25010,425
4. VICWyndham101,789199,71597,9269,793
5. WAWanneroo100,185185,81785,6328,563
6. VICCasey206,646283,41576,7697,677
7. VICWhittlesea123,736187,00663,2706,327
8. NSWBlacktown271,434332,42460,9906,099
9. QLDSunshine Coast223,143282,82259,6795,968
10. VICMelton69,145127,67758,5325,853

And these are the 10 regions with the fastest growth in percentage terms.

StateRegion2004 population2014 populationPopulation increase
since 2004
% change
since 2004
WAPerth9,89220,76210,870110%
WAEast Pilbara6,56313,0276,46498%
VICWyndham101,789199,71597,92696%
WACapel8,90217,0618,15992%
WAWanneroo100,185185,81785,63285%
VICMelton69,145127,67758,53285%
WABoddington1,3822,5231,14183%
WASerpentine-Jarrahdale12,43822,69810,26082%
VICMelbourne71,425122,20750,78271%

Queensland dominates the first list and Western Australia the second, but that doesn't mean there hasn't been growth elsewhere. Check the map below and search for your own area (by city, suburb or region name) to see how much the population has changed.

Just type the region or suburb name into the box and click Search, or scroll and zoom to check different areas. Click on the blue button to see details for that location. (To reset the search and see all buttons, delete the contents of the Search box then click Search.)


More great ideas from finder.com.au

Get a life insurance quote
Get a life insurance quote

Find out what it costs to protect yourself and your family

More info...
Refinancing home loans
Refinancing home loans

Choose from offers with rates as low as 3.39% p.a.

More info...
Google Pixel
Google Pixel

Compare plans for Google's flagship Android phone

More info...
Christmas ideas
Christmas ideas

Visit our Christmas homepage for gift ideas, markets, travel & deals

More info...

Ask a Question

You are about to post a question on finder.com.au

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • finder.com.au is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked

Disclaimer: At finder.com.au we provide factual information and general advice. Before you make any decision about a product read the Product Disclosure Statement and consider your own circumstances to decide whether it is appropriate for you.
Rates and fees mentioned in comments are correct at the time of publication.
By submitting this question you agree to the finder.com.au privacy policy, receive follow up emails related to finder.com.au and to create a user account where further replies to your questions will be sent.

Ask a question
feedback