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Melville

Situated 11km from Perth GPO.

The suburb of Melville is named after Melville Water on the Swan River. Melville Water was named after Robert Dundas, the second Viscount Melville, by Captain James Stirling during explorations in March 1827, two years prior to settlement at the Swan River. The area was first proposed for development in 1896 as Melville Park Estate, but it really only forged ahead after the second world war.


Median House Price ChartMedian Multi-Res Price ChartMedian Land Price Chart
MELVILLE QUICK STATS Upper Quartile $915,000
1 April 2013 - 31 March 2014 Median $820,000
Number of Sales for Year: 111 Lower Quartile $667,500

Based on Settled Sales as at 4th April 2014
Growth Rates YTD QTR 1 Year 5 Years 10 Years
Melville 1% 9.3% 4.6% 8.6%
Perth Metro Region 1% 7.1% 4.3% 8.5%
CPI 2.6% 2.4% 3.0%
2011 Census Summary Melville Perth Metro Region
Population - Usually Resident5,1991,645,573
Median Age of Residents (Years)4035
Residents less than 1926%27%
Residents 20-6457%62%
Residents over 6518%13%
Average Household Size (persons)2.002.55
Couples without children29%28%
Couple family with children35%34%
Single parent family8%11%
Other families2%2%
Lone Person26%24%
Group Household4%5%
Total Households1,990604,425
Number of Occupied Dwellings 12,154595,499
House91%79%
Duplex, Villa, Town House4%12%
Flat,Unit, Apartment6%10%
Other 20%1%
Number of Unoccupied Dwellings16557,529
Fully Owned 242%30%
Being Purchased 241%42%
Being Rented 218%28%
Other 21%2%
Median Weekly Household Income$1,567$1,481
Median Monthly Mortgage Repayment$2,100$2,008
Median Weekly Rent$350$327
Local Schools: Melville P.S., Mel Maria Catholic P.S., Melville S.H.S., Santa Maria P.S.
Other Nearby Schools: St Benedict's School (Applecross) , Mel Maria Catholic Primary School (Attadale) , Christ the King School (Beaconsfield) , Our Lady of Mount Carmel School (Hilton) , Our Lady of Fatima School (Palmyra)
Shops: Garden City
Train Stations: Fremantle
Bus Services: Bus Service to Fremantle Train Station
1. Excludes visitor only households
2. % Calcs exclude Not Stated Component


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