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Economic Development

Mandurah at a Glance

Located 72km south of Perth, and is the largest growing regional centre in Western Australia.  Mandurah is currently the 10th largest council in Western Australia and offers idyliic waterfront location with a local population forecast to reach 122,498 by 2036

Mandurah boasts an excellent commuter transport service to Perth. Mandurah is the last station on the Perth Metropolitan Rail Southern Network. This line provides a regular fast train service (around 48 minutes) between Perth and Mandurah, leaving from the Underground and Esplanade stations in Perth city, and calling at nine stations along the way. Several major roads connect Mandurah to the Perth Metropolitan area; however, Kwinana Freeway enables an easy hour drive access to the Perth CBD.

 

The City of Mandurah ‘Commercial Investment Prospectus 2014 -  2015

To support the continued economic growth of our city, this prospectus promotes Mandurah's key competitive advantages within the business environment, highlights the potential investment sites for large-scale developments and opportunities for new investments.

 

Please download your copy from the Related Documents section on the right

 

Statistical snapshot

Geography

 

Total area

173.5km²

Location

72 kms south of Perth

Climate

Mediterranean

 

 

Business (2012/13)

 

Number of local businesses

4355 (Business register 2013)

Largest industry sector by business counts

Construction

Largest industry sector by number of employees

Retail trade

 

 

Employment

 

Labour Force (June quarter 2014)

37121

Number of unemployed (June quarter 2014 )

2724

Unemployment rate (June quarter 2014)

7.3%

% of workers who live and work in the City of Mandurah

46.2% (ABS 2011 Census)

% of workers who live in the City of Mandurah but work outside

38.3% (ABS 2011 Census)

 

 

Demographics

 

Estimated resident population (ABS June 2013)

80,683

Median Age

42 (ABS 2011 Census)

Residents with Bachelor of higher degree

15.3% (ABS 2011 Census)

Couples with Children

25.3% (ABS 2011 Census)

Forecast total population in 2014

79,492

Forecast total population in 2036

122, 498

 

The City of Mandurah offers a set of interactive demographic tools for community groups, investors, businesses, students and the public. These online tools provide essential information for decision-making presented in a simple format, with clear tables and charts and concise factual commentary.

Click the images below to find out more information.

  

 

The City of Mandurah population and household forecasts present what is driving population change in the community and how the population, age structure and household types will change each year between 2011 and 2036.

 

The City of Mandurah's economic profile presents economic information of our local economy and how its changing and promotes the area's strengths.