Suburb Profiles

Bull Creek


Situated 11km from the Perth GPO.

Named after the creek within its boundaries. The name was adopted by the City of Melville Council in December 1968. The creek was named after an early settler, Lt Henry Bull.

Population: 7,975 (1)

Median Age Of Residents (Years): 40 (1)

Residents over 65 (%): 14.9% (1)

Distance from Perth GPO (km's): 11

Number of homes: 2,828 (1)

Fully Owned (%): 49%

Being Purchased (%): 28%

Rental Properties (%): 15%

Not Stated (%): 8%

Median House Price: $555,000 (Year to Dec 2007)

Percent change from the previous year: 9.90%

5 year average annual growth rate: 18.80%

Median Weekly Rent: $210 (1)

Median Monthly Loan Repayments: $987 (1)

Median Household Weekly Income: $994 (1)

Local Schools: Bull Creek Primary School, Oberthur Primary School, All Saints College, Willetton Senior High School.

Shops: Bull Creek Shopping Centre, Parry Village, Southlands Boulevard

Train Stations: Bull Creek Train Station, Murdoch Train Station

Bus Services: Local Bus service

(1) Data taken from the 2001 Australia Census
 
         


Bateman


Situated 12km from the Perth GPO.

The name is taken from Bateman Road which was itself named after the Bateman family. The name of 'Bateman' is that of a well known Perth merchant firm. The company began business in 1857, but the family arrived in the colony on the 'Medina' in 1830. John Bateman built a store in Fremantle dealing in merchandise of many kinds and became postmaster at Fremantle in 1833. He also took part in the establishment of a whaling business at Fremantle and after his death in 1855, his sons took over the family business and form a company in 1857.

Population: 3,558 (1)

Median Age of Residents (Years): 36 (1)

Residents over 65 (%): 10.6% (1)

Distance from Perth GPO (km's): 12

Number of Homes: 1,173 (1)

Fully Owned (%): 49%

Being Purchased (%): 34%

Rental Properties (%): 14%

Not Stated (%): 3%

Median House Price: $555,000 (Year to Dec 2007)

Percent change from the previous year: 11.00%

5 Year Average Growth Rate: 16.80%

Median Weekly Rent: $215 (1)

Median Monthly Loan Repayment: $902 (1)

Median Household Weekly Income: $1,044 (1)

Local Schools: Bateman Primary School, Yidarra Primary School, Corpus Christi College

Shops: Bull Creek Shopping Centre, Garden City

Train Stations: Bull Creek Train Station, Murdoch Train Station

Bus Services: Local bus service, Busport at Garden City Booragoon

(1) Data taken from the 2001 Australia Census

 
  


Leeming


Situated 14km from Perth GPO.

The name was suggested by the Melville City Council, and was approved in 1971. It originates from Leeming Road which was the southern boundary of the district. The name commemorates George WAters Leeming, a surveyor, who laid out the roads for the Jandakot Agricultural area in 1889. Leeming was born in 1857 in Melbourne and arrived here per the "Penola" in 1885 and married Margaret Ann Georgina Sweeting at Guildford in October 1889. He was a mining Surveyor in the Kimberley Goldfields in 1888 and later as a contractor and surveyor based at Guildford.

Population: 12,064 (1)

Median Age of Residents (Years): 35 (1)

Residents over 65 (%): 5.9% (1)

Distance form Perth GPO (km's): 14

Number of Homes: 3,819 (1)

Fully Owned (%): 48%

Being Purchased (%): 39%

Rental Properties (%): 10%

Not Stated (%): 3%

Median House Price: $550,000 (Year to Dec 2007)

Percent change from the previous year: 8.90%

5 Year Average Annual Growth Rate: 16.60%

Median Weekly Rent: $213 (1)

Median Monthly Loan Repayment: $1,016 (1)

Median Household Weekly Income: $1,247 (1)

Local Schools: Leeming Primary School, Banksia Park Primary School, Leeming Senior High School, Leeming SHS Ed Support Centre

Shops: Southlands Boulevard

Train Stations: Murdoch Train Station

Bus Services: Local bus service, South Street bus station