Profile of Mandurah City

The City of Mandurah is one of Australia’s fastest growing cities covering an area of 173.5km. It is home to more than 85,000 people with an average increase of 2,300 new residents each year over the past five years. Between 2011 and 2036, the population for the City of Mandurah is forecast to increase by 49,975 persons (68.06% growth), at an average annual change of 2.10%.

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 South West Region. It is bordered by the Indian Ocean to the west, with Jarrah forests and farmlands of the Darling Range leading east to the bordering wheat belt.

Facts and Figures


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


Number of local businesses: 4,584 (ABS 2016)
Largest industry sector by business counts: Construction
Largest industry sector by number of employees: Retail trade


Labour Force: 37,888 (December quarter 2016)
Number of unemployed: 4,290 (December quarter 2016)
Unemployment rate: 11.3% (September quarter 2016)
% 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)


Estimated resident population: 85,280 (ABS June 2016)
Median age: 42 (ABS 2011 Census)
Residents with Bachelor or higher degree: 15.3% (ABS 2011 Census)
Couples with children: 25.3% (ABS 2011 Census)
Forecast population in 2017: 86,999
Forecast population in 2036: 123,402

Population profile

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

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.

There are always things to see and do for you and your family, with many first class amenities and activities, including:

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