About The Area

Profile of Mandurah City

The City of Mandurah is Western Australia’s largest regional city and covers an area of 173.5km. It is home to more than 85,000 people with an average increase of 1500 new residents each year over the past five years. Between 2016 and 2036, the population for the City of Mandurah is forecast to increase by 36,778 persons (44.26% growth), at an average annual change of 1.85%.

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: 4581 (ABS 2018)
Largest industry sector by registered businesses: Construction
Largest industry sector by number of employees:  Retail Trade


Labour Force: 38,777 (March Quarter 2019)
Number of unemployed: 
2591 (March Quarter 2019)
Unemployment rate: 6.7% (March Quarter 2019)

% of workers who live and work in the City of Mandurah: 49.9% (ABS 2016 Census)
% of workers who live in the City of Mandurah but work outside: 43.7% (ABS 2016 Census)


Estimated resident population: 85,302 (ABS Regional Population Growth Australia - released 27/03/2019)
Median age: 43 (ABS 2016 Census)
Residents with Bachelor or higher degree: 10.7 % (ABS 2016 Census)
Couples with children: 
37.2 % (ABS 2016 Census)
Forecast population in 2019: 90,323
Forecast population in 2036: 119,877
Population forecasts were last updated in October 2017 by .id, the population experts, on behalf of the City of Mandurah. Forecasts are available for each year from 2016 to 2036.

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: