With just over 23,000 residents living within its 12 square kilometre land area, Thornlie is the largest suburb within the City of Gosnells. Established during the post-war years, significant growth didn't occur until the late 1950s and lasted through to the 1980s. A slight population increase was experienced during the 1990s, but since has remained relatively stable.
Life in Thornlie
Thornlie presents an appealing suburban lifestyle away from the hectic nature of inner-city living. An array of reserves and parks add to the suburban charm of Thornlie, while strong transport links keep the suburb well connected to the Perth metropolitan region.
Locally major features include a number of shopping centres such as the Forest Lakes Shopping Centre, Spencer Village Shopping Centre and the Thornlie Square Shopping Centre.
Recreational facilities are another appealing facet with Leisure World and the Tom Bateman Sporting Complex (home to the Perth Heat Baseball Club) all close by. There are several local schools in the area, such as Thornlie Primary School and Thornlie Senior High School.