Albany is a Western Australia city located on the 418 km south-ease of Perth. With an urban population over 29,000, the city is 5th most populous place in WA after Perth, Bunbury, Geraldton and Kalgoorlie. It also ranks 45th largest urban centre by population in Australia.
Based on our research, Albany population will reach 31,070 by the end of June 2019. We use end of June each year due to Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) always follow Australian financial year when pushed the data. The calculation is based on the average growth rate of 1.94% over last 8 years since 2011. We believe using the recent years’ figures (see the table in next section) will make the estimation more accurate.
Population Growth of Albany
Looking back last eight years of Albany’s population, the growth rate is quite strong and consistent ranging from 1.67% to 2.30%, decreasing around 447 to 644 people each year to the overall population. The main reason contributes to the population growth is strong employment rate growth and birth rate. Compare with 2011 census and 2016 census data, the city only grew 2,630 people over 5 years period. The growth rate is align with the national population growth.
Demographics of Albany
According to census, 73.9 percent of people living in Albany are male, while 51.2% are female. Average age in Albany is 42. The top countries of birth are: Australia 73.9%, England 7.4%, New Zealand 1.8%, Philippines 1.7%, South Africa 1.1% and Scotland 0.8%. To languages spoken at home are: English 86%, Filipino 0.7%, Italian 0.7%, Tagalog 0.7%, Afrikaans 0.5% and German 0.4%.
The religious groups in Albany consist of: No Religion, so described 36.9%, Anglican 16.3%, Catholic 13.3%, Not stated 10.6% and Christian, nfd 4.2%. In Albany, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (55.8%).
Population Density of Albany
Albany population density is 111 people per square kilometer.
Occupations and Industries
According to census, the main occupations of people living in Albany are Technicians and Trades Workers 16.1%, Professionals 15.9%, Community and Personal Service Workers 13.7%, Labourers 12.9%, and Clerical and Administrative Workers 11.6%.
The main industries people from Albany work in are 3.5% worked in Aged Care Residential Services. Other major industries of employment included Supermarket and Grocery Stores 3.3%, Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 3.0%, Cafes and Restaurants 2.7% and Primary Education 2.4%.
In terms of working hours, 14.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 38.2% worked 40 hours or more. Their average weekly income is $609.
Facts About Albany
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.5% of the population.
- 13,256 people are reported being in the labour force. Of these people, 53.1% were employed full time, 35.6% were employed part-time and 5.4% were unemployed.
- Heritage buildings in Albany includes: The Old Farm Strawberry Hill (1827), St John’s Church (1841–1848) and Scots Uniting Church (1892).
- Albany is in a sub-region of the Great Southern region of Western Australia, which is a well-known wine region.
- Albany has a Mediterranean climate, with dry, warm summers, mild, wet winters, and pleasant springs and autumns.
- From 1952 to 1978 whaling was a major source of income and employment for the local population.
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