The City of Mandurah is Western Australia’s largest regional city and covers an area of 173.5km.

It is home to more than 99,000 people as of the 30th June 2023. Since the previous year, the population has grown by 3.82%. Population growth in Greater Perth was 3.65%.

Between 2021 and 2046, the population for the City of Mandurah is forecast to increase by 23,338 persons (24.98% growth), at an average annual change of 0.90%.

Mandurah boasts a typical Mediterranean climate and relaxed coastal lifestyle which provides a unique work/life balance opportunity. Between the Indian Ocean, the expansive waterways of the Peel-Harvey Estuary and the lower reaches of the Serpentine River, this unique location boasts some of the best water based activity facilities in Western Australia.

Mandurah is a superb place to live and raise a family. It offers an exciting mix of residential developments, from family homes and modern apartments within new estates to luxurious homes nestled among canal waterways. Mandurah forms part of the Peel Region located just one hour’s drive from Perth and lying between the metropolitan area and the Southwest Region.

Facts and Figures


Total area: 173.5km²
Location: 72 km south of Perth
Climate: Mediterranean


Number of local businesses: 4779 (ABS 2022)
Largest industry sector by registered businesses: Construction
Largest industry sector by employment : Health Care and Social Assistance

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2022. ©2023. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions).


Labour Force 41884 (December Quarter 2023
Number of unemployed: 1468 (December Quarter 2023)
Unemployment Rate: 3.5% (December Quarter 2023) 

Source: National Skills Commission - Small Area Labour Markets (SALM) release date 29 April 2024

% of workers who live and work in the City of Mandurah: 47.7% 
% of workers who live in the City of Mandurah but work outside: 46.3%

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2021


Estimated resident population: 99272 (ABS Estimated Resident Population 2023)
Median age: 45 (ABS 2021 Census)
Residents with Bachelor or higher degree: 12.2 % (ABS 2021 Census)
Couples with children: 35.3 % (ABS 2021 Census)
Forecast population in 2024: 101,413
Forecast population in 2036: 116,752

Source: Population and household forecasts, 2021 to 2046, prepared by .id (informed decisions), March 2024.

Population profile and statistics

Find out more about the people who live in the City of Mandurah, with statistics on age, education, housing, culture, income and more.

Economic profile and statistics

View an overview of the City of Mandurah economic profile.  The economic profile presents economic information that enables you to find out more about the local economy, population, workforce, business and industry, and housing.

Mandurah named as one of the world’s most liveable cities

The City of Mandurah is a 2011 International Awards for Liveable Communities (LivCom) dual award winner.

The City received two prestigious awards:

  • Second (Silver) in Whole of Cities Category B; population 20,001-75,000
  • Individual Criteria Award for Strategic Planning

The LivCom Awards, initiated in 1997 and endorsed by the United Nations Environment Program, is the only international competition judged on international best practice for managing the environment while improving residents' quality of life by creating 'liveable communities'. Participation in the Awards is an investment in the future of a community.

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