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Glen Forrest

Situated 25km from Perth GPO.

The hills suburb of Glen Forrest was first settled as a timber milling centre as early as 1877. In 1902 the Government declared a Townsite here and named in Amherst. It was renamed Smith¿s Mill the next year, and in 1915 changed to Glen Forrest. The name was the suggestion of a local resident, and combines "Glen" from the nature of the topography and "Forrest" from John Forrest, the first Premier of Western Australia.


Median House Price ChartMedian Multi-Res Price ChartMedian Land Price Chart
GLEN FORREST QUICK STATS Upper Quartile $645,000
1 July 2013 - 30 June 2014 Median $568,000
Number of Sales for Year: 47 Lower Quartile $497,000

Based on Settled Sales as at 11 July 2014
Growth Rates YTD QTR 1 Year 5 Years 10 Years
Glen Forrest 1% 4.2% 2.7% 8.2%
Perth Metro Region 0% 6.3% 4.5% 8.2%
CPI 2.9% 2.5% 3.1%
2011 Census Summary Glen Forrest Perth Metro Region
Population - Usually Resident2,8831,645,573
Median Age of Residents (Years)4135
Residents less than 1929%27%
Residents 20-6459%62%
Residents over 6513%13%
Average Household Size (persons)2.002.55
Couples without children34%28%
Couple family with children40%34%
Single parent family13%11%
Other families1%2%
Lone Person14%24%
Group Household2%5%
Total Households950604,425
Number of Occupied Dwellings 11,008595,499
House99%79%
Duplex, Villa, Town House1%12%
Flat,Unit, Apartment2%10%
Other 20%1%
Number of Unoccupied Dwellings5957,529
Fully Owned 241%30%
Being Purchased 248%42%
Being Rented 212%28%
Other 21%2%
Median Weekly Household Income$1,680$1,481
Median Monthly Mortgage Repayment$1,874$2,008
Median Weekly Rent$330$327
Local Schools: Glen Forrest P.S., Glen Forrest Community Kindergarten, Darlington P.S., Helena College Senior School
Other Nearby Schools: St Anthony's School (Greenmount)
Shops: Glen Forest Village
Train Stations: Midland
Bus Services: Bus service to Midland Train Station
1. Excludes visitor only households
2. % Calcs exclude Not Stated Component


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