The latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics found out of all the States and Territories, Western Australia experienced the fastest growth in population.
In the past 10 years to 2011, WA’s population has increased by 24 per cent, according to ABS census data.
But the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder remained steady with an average annual growth rate of 1.8 per cent – 0.2 per cent above the country’s growth rate.
Although the city’s growth remained reasonably stable, its turnover was one of the highest in Australia.
Between 2006 and 2011 Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s population turnover was 746 per 1000 people, well above the nation’s median for all local government areas, which was 441.9 per thousand people.