Yanchep home to 27,000 by 2036

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Yanchep Lagoon is likely to remain a popular recreation spot as Yanchep’s population almost trebles in the next 20 years. Picture: Anita McInnes

YANCHEP’S population is predicted to reach nearly 27,000 by 2036 up from 7684 in 2016, according to the City of Wanneroo.

The city’s population forecast for Two Rocks in the same year is 12,300 up from 2806.

Eglinton with a population of 1353 this year is expected to be home to 22,550 people in 20 years from now.

With 5542 residents now Alkimos is likely to have a population of 30,570 while Jindalee is forecast to grow from 2284 residents in 2016 to about 11,000 during the next two decades.

Butler already home to 15,358 people is forecast to increase to about 18,000.

Neerabup, Pinjar, Nowergup and Carabooda combined have a population of 856, which is expected to increase to 1500 by 2036.

In June the City of Wanneroo, which includes Yanchep and the surrounding suburbs, reached a population of 195,000.

Mayor Tracey Roberts said it was estimated that by 2070 the city’s population would have increased to 550,000.

From a population of 100 at the time of settlement in 1902, Wanneroo grew to 1100 in 1950, 8000 in 1970 and 80,000 in 2001.

Cr Roberts said in the past 14 years the population had more than doubled.

“The City of Wanneroo is the largest growing local government in Western Australia,” she said.

“The story of our growth is truly remarkable and we are proud of our city and its heritage and grateful to the pioneers whose hard work has laid the foundations for what is a truly vibrant and beautiful place to live.”

She said the city had come a long way since settlement.

“We work incredibly hard to ensure everyone enjoys where they have chosen to live and feels a strong sense of community,” she said.

“Local employment opportunities, as well as road and rail infrastructure need to be accelerated and we will continue to work on your behalf to get projects like rail to Yanchep and the Mitchell Fwy extension to Romeo Rd delivered as soon as possible.”

According to the city’s website the forecasts were last updated in November 2013 by .id the population experts.