THE population of Armadale is set to increase by more than 65 per cent to 144,826 people over the next 20 years, new figures have revealed.
Based on current projections, the city will welcome its 100,000th resident by July 2019, up from 87,437 currently.
Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones said the City was still recording substantial growth, despite a slowdown in the state’s population.
“The state’s growth rate slowed to 1.6 per cent for the year ended 2014, largely due to interstate migration turning negative, while Armadale continued to grow at 5.3 per cent in the same period” he said.
“For the first time in a decade, WA is not the fastest growing state in Australia and is falling behind Victoria.
“Regardless, Perth is still adding up to 40,000 people a year.”
He said an average of seven people were expected to move into the City every day for the next 20 years.
“During the past year we have continued to see exceptional residential growth, with subdivision and development approvals maintaining record figures,” he said.
“While some local governments have seen a reduction in growth this has not been the case in Armadale
“We remain one of Western Australia’s fastest growing local government areas.”