North Perth, Western Australia

North Perth is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Vincent.

North Perth
PerthWestern Australia
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The heritage listed North Perth Town Hall
North Perth is located in Perth
North Perth
North Perth
Coordinates31°55′41″S 115°51′11″E / 31.928°S 115.853°E / -31.928; 115.853Coordinates: 31°55′41″S 115°51′11″E / 31.928°S 115.853°E / -31.928; 115.853
Population8,744 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density2,820/km2 (7,310/sq mi)
Postcode(s)6006
Area3.1 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Location4 km (2 mi) N of the Perth CBD
LGA(s)City of Vincent
State electorate(s)Perth
Federal Division(s)Perth
Suburbs around North Perth:
Joondanna and Mount Hawthorn Coolbinia and Menora Mount Lawley
Leederville North Perth Mount Lawley
West Perth Perth Highgate

This old, established suburb three kilometres north of the Perth central business district is a place of mainly solid brick homes built from the early 1900s, many of which are now undergoing extensive renovations in line with the nationwide trend toward close-to-the-city living. It is home to various small shops and cafes, as well as the Rosemount Hotel. Beatty Park Leisure Centre was built (as Beatty Park Aquatic Centre) for the Perth Commonwealth Games in 1962 in Vincent Street.

North Perth is home to North Perth Primary School and Kyilla Primary School.

According to the 2006 Census data, North Perth has a median age of 37 years (the same as the rest of Australia), with 16.1% over the age of 65. The residents have a median individual income[clarification needed] of $575, median household income of $1138 and median family income of $1573. This is a higher median income in all categories than Australia as a whole ($466, $1027 and $1171 respectively).

Notable residentsEdit

  • Lionel Yorke, former radio, television and stage personality

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "North Perth (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 19 April 2018.  
  • W.E. Bold, (Town Clerk) (October 1939). "The Story of the Municipal Development Of Our City". Early Days. II: 29–41.