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.

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