YANCHEP was WA’s fastest growing suburb, and the one with the biggest population growth last financial year, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
The ABS figures for June 30, 2016 show Yanchep’s population increased by 4300 to reach 18,900 people – a 29 per cent increase from June 30, 2015.
It had the fourth largest growth nationally and the third fastest growing population in Australia.
Large growth also occurred in Baldivis, which increased by 3400 people, and Ellenbrook, where the population grew by 3100.
A grouping of Madeley, Darch and Landsdale placed it seventh on the list of largest growth, with 903 people moving into the area in 2015-16.
Carramar followed in eighth place with an extra 786 people.
The second fastest growing area was North Coogee, which saw a 20 per cent increase in its population.
Yanchep: increased by 4289 or 29.3 per cent to 18,904
Baldivis: increased by 3389 or 11.5 per cent to 32,817
Ellenbrook: increased by 3141 or 9.2 per cent to 37,204
Forrestdale-Harrisdale-Piara Waters: increased by 2803 or 17.9 per cent to 18,442
Byford: increased by 1726 or 12.9 per cent to 15,076
Bertram-Wellard (west): increased by 1106 or 9.1 per cent to 13,242
Madeley-Darch-Landsdale: increased by 903 or 3.6 per cent to 25,706
Carramar: increased by 786 or 4.9 per cent to 16,902
Perth City: increased by 735 or 2.2 per cent to 33,406
Singleton-Golden Bay-Secret Harbour: increased by 724 or 3.7 per cent to 20,523
Yanchep: 29.3 per cent (population 18,904)
North Coogee: 20 per cent (2042)
Forrestdale-Harrisdale-Piara Waters: 17.9 per cent (18,442)
Anketell-Wandi: 13 per cent (2068)
Byford: 12.9 per cent (15,076)
Baldivis: 11.5 per cent (32,817)
Ellenbrook: 9.2 per cent (37,204)
Bertram-Wellard (west): 9.1 per cent (13,242)
The Vines: 6.7 per cent (8107)
Casuarina-Wellard (east): 6.6 per cent (2452)
Natural attractions part of the Yanchep package
CAPRICORN Beach estate developer Jarrod Rendell said the established community as well as natural attractions encouraged people to buy in Yanchep.
“Yanchep is an established community with great parks and beaches,” he said.
“Buyers have been drawn to the area because of its natural beauty.
“Building a new home in this coastal suburb is within the reach of many young families and downsizers.”
Mr Rendell said it highlighted the importance of building rail to Yanchep, a $386 million commitment made by WA Labor before it was elected to State Government last month.
“This new rail line to Yanchep will support consolidation of the urban area by providing a much needed rail link in the fastest growing area of Perth,” he said.
“Under Stage 1 of the Metronet plan, we understand that the first trains are planned to arrive in Yanchep by 2021 when the new Yanchep train station is completed.”
There are several residential developments underway in Yanchep, including Fraser Property Group’s Jindowie, Peet Ltd’s Yanchep Golf Estate and LWP Property Group’s Vertex estate.
LandCorp has also developed a structure plan for the future development of south Yanchep, with civil works expected to start later this year.