About Canning

The City of Canning is located in Perth's south-eastern suburbs, about 10 kilometres from the Perth CBD and covers a total of 65 square kilometres. The original inhabitants of the Canning area were the Whadjuk people of the Noongar Nation. Later, from 1829, European settlement in the area was based around farming, market gardening and timber milling. Now, the City consists of a diverse and multicultural population. Learn more about our history here and more about your suburb here.

To answer the majority of frequently asked socio-demographic questions there are a number of profile tools (powered by Informed Decisions) that assists Council, the general public, students, community groups, organisations, business and investors to become more informed about the community.

The profile presents data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Census of Population and Housing in 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996 and 1991 for the local government area, and for smaller areas within it (e.g. suburbs).

Community Profile

The Community Profile enables you to analyse the population characteristics of your community, understand how they have changed over time and how they compare to other areas.


Community Atlas

The Community Atlas includes key socio-demographic characteristics for the City of Canning presented as interactive maps.


Population Forecast

The Population Forecast provides population and household forecasts and how it could change into the future.


Economic Profile

The Economic Profile builds a story of the local economy, how it is changing and how it compares to other areas.  To learn more about City’s business community, click here.