PICTURES: Before-and-after aerial shots of the 10 fastest-growing parts of Australia

The Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed last month the 10 areas in Australia with the fastest growing populations, according to the 2016 census results. Now an aerial imagery tech company has shown visually how those towns and suburbs have changed.

Nearmap, to mark its 10th anniversary this year, have produced before and after photographs that strikingly tell the story of how much those areas have developed in the space of just a few years.

“From the ground it can be difficult to see the pace at which Australia is growing,” said Nearmap chief executive Rob Newman.

“But when you look at it from the air, you can observe in incredible detail the change occurring across our country, even just in the last five years.”

Here are before and after photos of the ten fastest growing districts in Australia:

1. Serpentine-Jarrahdale, WA

2011 population = 17,805
2016 population = 26,873 (50.90% growth)

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Whitby, Perth – Dec 2012 (Source: Nearmap)
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Whitby, Perth – June 2017 (Source: Nearmap)

2. Gungahlin, ACT

2011 population = 47,303
2016 population = 71,142 (50.40% growth)

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Moncrieff, December 2011. (Source: Nearmap)

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Moncrieff, April 2017. (Source: Nearmap)

3. Melbourne City, Vic

2011 population = 93,612
2016 population = 135,969 (45.20% growth)

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Docklands, January 2012. (Source: Nearmap)
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Docklands, December 2016. (Source: Nearmap)

4. North Lakes, Qld

2011 population = 51,568
2016 population = 71,560 (38.80% growth)

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Mango Hill, May 2011. (Source: Nearmap)
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Mango Hill, June 2017. (Source: Nearmap)

5. Wyndham, Vic

2011 population = 166,020
2016 population = 221,895 (33.70% growth)

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Truganina, November 2011. (Source: Nearmap)
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Truganina, May 2017. (Source: Nearmap)

6. Kwinana, WA

2011 population = 29,227
2016 population = 38,918 (33.20% growth)

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Wellard, January 2012. (Source: Nearmap)
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Wellard, June 2017. (Source: Nearmap)

7. Casey-South, Vic

2011 population = 128,361
2016 population = 168,177 (31.00% growth)

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Cranbourne East, August 2011. (Source: Nearmap)
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Cranbourne East, March 2017. (Source: Nearmap)

8. Ormeau-Oxenford, Qld

2011 population = 94,056
2016 population = 120,883 (28.50% growth)

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Ormeau Hills, May 2010. (Source: Nearmap)
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Ormeau Hills, June 2017. (Source: Nearmap)

9. Whittlesea-Wallan, Vic

2011 population = 166,907
2016 population = 213,708 (28.00% growth)

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Wollert, January 2012. (Source: Nearmap)
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Wollert, February 2017. (Source: Nearmap)

10. Bringelly-Green Valley, NSW

2011 population = 80,339
2016 population = 102,811 (28.00% growth)

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Oran Park, October 2011.
(Source: Nearmap)
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Oran Park, April 2017.
(Source: Nearmap)