Serpentine Jarrahdale – the premier choice for living in Perth

Published on Monday, 20 May 2024 at 9:33:14 AM

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale emerges as the quintessential destination for young families and first-time homebuyers, boasting remarkable growth and resilience in the face of evolving societal landscapes. With a population surge of 5.6% in 2022-23, reaching 36,739 residents, and a staggering 225% growth since 2001, Serpentine Jarrahdale solidifies its position as one of Australia's fastest-growing local government areas and the premier choice for those seeking an enriching lifestyle amidst natural beauty and vibrant community spirit.

Byford, the jewel of Serpentine Jarrahdale, shines brightly with a remarkable surge, adding 1,600 residents to its dynamic population mosaic. Singles and families alike are drawn to its allure, propelling it to the second spot in suburb-by-suburb growth in Western Australia during the same period. This surge is not isolated but rather part of a broader trend, as Byford continues to attract individuals and families, both from within and outside the Shire, with an internal migration increase of 1,100 people last year alone.

According to Shire President Rob Coales, the growth and resilience demonstrated by the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale are a testament to the enduring appeal of our community.

“Our commitment to fostering a nurturing environment where families can thrive has made Serpentine Jarrahdale the ultimate destination for those seeking a balanced and fulfilling lifestyle. The Shire is fortunate to have the beauty of forests and the Darling Scarp while still offering proximity to the city, along with great amenity, so the figures basically just cement what we already know – it’s a great place to live!" said President Coales.

More than a statistical triumph, Byford's growth narrative symbolises resilience and optimism, with young families at the helm, steering towards a brighter tomorrow.

“Despite facing various societal pressures, this demographic exudes a spirit of determination and resourcefulness, which enriches our community,” says President Coales.

It is a testament to the Shire's attractiveness to young people that Byford proudly claims the title of the highest natural population increase in the state, welcoming 404 new babies in 2022-2023.

As we navigate the ever-changing landscape of modern living, the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale stands as a beacon of hope and opportunity, offering a haven where families flourish, dreams thrive, and communities unite.

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