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Siutated 36km from Perth GPO.

The name originally proposed for this suburb by the Shire of Wanneroo was 'Hester' after one of the first land owners in the vicinity. This was approved in 1980, but the name was opposed by Australia Post on account of duplication. Because of this the Shire of Wanneroo proposed the name Merriwa ( an Aboriginal word for 'a good place'). The name was approved in 1980.

Median House Price ChartMedian Multi-Res Price ChartMedian Land Price Chart
MERRIWA QUICK STATS Upper Quartile $400,000
1 July 2013 - 30 June 2014 Median $380,000
Number of Sales for Year: 144 Lower Quartile $355,000

Based on Settled Sales as at 25 July 2014
Growth Rates YTD QTR 1 Year 5 Years 10 Years
Merriwa 0% 7.2% 2.6% 7.9%
Perth Metro Region 0% 6.5% 4.6% 8.2%
CPI 3.0% 2.5% 3.1%
2011 Census Summary Merriwa Perth Metro Region
Population - Usually Resident5,5711,645,573
Median Age of Residents (Years)3535
Residents less than 1929%27%
Residents 20-6450%62%
Residents over 6522%13%
Average Household Size (persons)2.002.55
Couples without children30%28%
Couple family with children29%34%
Single parent family16%11%
Other families1%2%
Lone Person25%24%
Group Household4%5%
Total Households1,940604,425
Number of Occupied Dwellings 12,140595,499
Duplex, Villa, Town House23%12%
Flat,Unit, Apartment1%10%
Other 20%1%
Number of Unoccupied Dwellings19957,529
Fully Owned 214%30%
Being Purchased 242%42%
Being Rented 227%28%
Other 218%2%
Median Weekly Household Income$956$1,481
Median Monthly Mortgage Repayment$1,153$2,008
Median Weekly Rent$325$327
Local Schools: Merriwa P.S.,
Other Nearby Schools: Brighton Catholic Primary School (Butler) , Irene McCormack Catholic College (Butler) , Peter Moyes Anglican Community School (Mindarie) , St Andrew's Catholic Primary School (Clarkson)
Shops: Clarkson Shopping Centre
Train Stations: Clarkson
Bus Services: Bus service to Clarkson Train Station
1. Excludes visitor only households
2. % Calcs exclude Not Stated Component

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