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Situated 12km from Perth GPO.

In 1885, a visiting Sydney journalist explored the coastline as Scarborough and gave much publicity to the high qualities of the ocean beach. Encouraged by the publicity, some Perth land and estate agents investigated the possibilities of the area. Eventually the land was sold to a Patrick Callaghan of Melbourne in October 1892. Callaghan soon after, subdivided the land and sold a few of the blocks in Melbourne and although it is not known if he advertised the land as "Scarborough" it is possible to attribute the origin of the name to him. He named one of the streets in his subdivision Scarborough Road, later to become Drabble Street and it is believed the name of the suburb originated from this road. It is probably derived from the English seaside town of the same name.

Median House Price ChartMedian Multi-Res Price ChartMedian Land Price Chart
SCARBOROUGH QUICK STATS Upper Quartile $900,000
1 July 2013 - 30 June 2014 Median $795,000
Number of Sales for Year: 217 Lower Quartile $661,000

Based on Settled Sales as at 25 July 2014
Growth Rates YTD QTR 1 Year 5 Years 10 Years
Scarborough 1% 5% 3.6% 7.1%
Perth Metro Region 0% 6.5% 4.6% 8.2%
CPI 3.0% 2.5% 3.1%
2011 Census Summary Scarborough Perth Metro Region
Population - Usually Resident14,2711,645,573
Median Age of Residents (Years)3435
Residents less than 1917%27%
Residents 20-6473%62%
Residents over 6512%13%
Average Household Size (persons)2.002.55
Couples without children29%28%
Couple family with children18%34%
Single parent family9%11%
Other families2%2%
Lone Person35%24%
Group Household10%5%
Total Households6,103604,425
Number of Occupied Dwellings 17,016595,499
Duplex, Villa, Town House35%12%
Flat,Unit, Apartment30%10%
Other 20%1%
Number of Unoccupied Dwellings91757,529
Fully Owned 226%30%
Being Purchased 231%42%
Being Rented 245%28%
Other 21%2%
Median Weekly Household Income$1,566$1,481
Median Monthly Mortgage Repayment$2,117$2,008
Median Weekly Rent$350$327
Local Schools: Scarborough P.S., Saint John's School
Other Nearby Schools: St John's School , Newman College (Churchlands) , Holy Rosary School (Doubleview) , Our Lady of Good Counsel School (Karrinyup) , Our Lady of Grace School (North Beach) , St Mary's Anglican Girl's School (Karrinyup) , Hale School (Wembley Downs)
Shops: Karrinyup City
Train Stations: Glendalough or Stirling
Bus Services: Bus service to Glendalough or Stirling train stations
1. Excludes visitor only households
2. % Calcs exclude Not Stated Component

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