Wednesday, November 18th, 2009
A NEW website is providing a forecast of how the City of Cockburn will look and change into the future.

The City of Cockburn site is a powerful web-based population and demographic analysis tool giving detailed insights into population growth, helping to inform community groups, council staff, investors, businesses, students and the general public.

Located at, the information is formatted so the data is displayed in simple, clear tables and charts with concise factual commentary.

“The City has provided a significant amount of data for this tool, primarily relating to planning, building and the community,” City of Cockburn Director Planning & Development Daniel Arndt said.

“Given the data provided, the results should give people considerable confidence in the predictions portrayed.

“It’s a powerful application that can be used to source or produce demographic statistics to support various types of work and research.”

A summary of key results, covering 2006 to 2021, highlights the City of Cockburn’s population is expected to increase from 78,749 to 116,134 in that 15-year period with an average annual growth rate of 2.65 per cent.

This is based on an increase of nearly 15,959 households during the period with the average number of persons per household decreasing from 2.65 to 2.54.

“While short to medium-term is most appropriate for planning purposes, data is actually available for all years between 2006 and 2031,” Mr Arndt said.

A link to the site is also available from the City of Cockburn website at

The site is provided by .id, a company of demographers, housing analysts, forecasters and Census data experts that have developed online demographic and economic information products specifically for the Australian local government market.

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City of Cockburn

The City of Cockburn celebrates its 30th birthday in 2009, regarded as one of Perth’s fastest growing and culturally-diverse local governments.

With a population of about 85,000, it has grown into one of Perth’s most dynamic and successful areas. The population is made up of a large percentage of children, families and seniors, and a large percentage of people born overseas (28.8%).

As a developing city, Cockburn has a good mix of residential, rural and conservation areas and has more than 2000 businesses. The City of Cockburn, as a council, has a continuing mission to make the area the most attractive place to live, work and visit in the metropolitan area.
Chris Thomas
P: (08) 9411 3551


Powerful web-based population and demographic analysis tool giving detailed insights into population growth.


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