Perth is the capital of Western Australia and is Australia’s fourth largest city. It has a population of around 1.97 million people and is located on the south west coast of Australia.
Expats moving to Perth will soon discover the many charms of Australia’s fourth largest and fastest growing city.
There are over 2 million people living in Perth, 30 percent of whom were born outside Australia. The largest proportion of expats living in Perth are from Britain, representing 10 percent of the city’s total population. Perth is also a popular destination amongst expats from New Zealand, South Africa, China, Indonesia, Vietnam and India. With such a diverse population, new arrivals should have no problems meeting fellow expats and settling down.
PERTH is the fastest-growing capital city in Australia and the fourth to hit two million people, data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows.
Perth’s population grew by 2.5 per cent in the 12 months to June 2014 – an extra 48,400 people – with 2.02 million people now calling Greater Perth home.
Phil Browning, from the ABS, said this was a significant milestone, given just 30 years ago Perth’s population lagged behind Adelaide.