Town of East Fremantle
Drivers of population change
The Town of East Fremantle is located in the south-western suburbs of Perth, about 16 kilometres from the Perth GPO. The Town of East Fremantle is an established residential area, with some commercial land use. The Town includes many heritage homes, gardens and landscapes. The Town of East Fremantle encompasses a total land area of 3 square kilometres.
Development historyGrowth took place during the 1890s and early 1900s, spurred by the gold rush and the development of neighbouring Fremantle. The population of the City was about 3,000 in 1911, rising to 4,400 in 1921, and then to 5,200 in 1933. Steady growth took place from the post-war years, with the population rising from about 6,200 in 1947 to about 7,300 in 1971. The population declined during the 1970s and early 1980s, falling to about 5,700 in 1986. The population then rose again to about 6,400 in 1991, before declining marginally during the early 1990s, falling to 6,200 in 1996. The population increased gradually from the late 1990s, rising to nearly 6,900 people in 2011.
Migration patternsThe City has attracted families, generally with parents in their 30s and 40s, who are likely to be moving as owner-occupiers from elsewhere in Perth. The City primarily attracts new residents from other parts of metropolitan Perth, particularly councils in near proximity such as Mosman Park and Cottesloe, but also from some of the outer northern councils such as Joondalup. A significant number of new residents also come from overseas. The City loses population to parts of the outer south (Kwinana and Rockingham) and even the south west of the State (Mandurah and Busselton).
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 2017.
Note: The migration flows depicted above are historical and do not represent future or forecast migration flows or subsequent council boundary changes. The arrows represent migration flows to the area as a whole and do not indicate an origin or destination for any specific localities within the area. Overseas flow shows overseas arrivals only, based on answers to the census question “where did the person usually live 5-years ago.