Ellenbrook is a recently developed suburb within the City of Swan. Substantial development of Ellenbrook didn't begin until the 1990s with rapid growth following soon after. Between 2001 and 2011 Ellenbrook's population grew dramatically, almost quadrupling in ten years with 16,284 people living in the suburb as of the 2011 Census.
Life in Ellenbrook
Relatively isolated from neighbouring suburbs, Ellenbrook has been designed to function as a self-sustainable community. Within its boundaries there are two community centres, a library, skate park, a large water park and The Shops at Ellenbrook, which has around 100 stores. Sporting activities are well catered to with facilities available for tennis, basketball, netball, cricket and swimming. There are several local primary and high schools in Ellenbrook (both public and private), as well as a good amount of public open space to explore, with parks, lakes and reserves featuring throughout.