• Boya

    • 29.6% ANNUAL
    • $750,000 ANNUAL
    • 647 POPULATION
    To supply the stone required to build the groynes at Fremantle Harbour, a Government quarry was established in the hills a little south-west of Darlington. A spur line was run into the quarry from the existing railway and, by July 1901, dozens of iron and hessian huts housing approximately 150 workmen were clustered near the site. In August of 1901, construction began on a railway siding for the use of this settlement and the first name proposed was "Yan-Yeen". This was rejected because of a duplication in Victoria and the Aboriginal word "Boya", appropriately meaning rock/stone, was chosen instead. It was later found... read more
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    Distance to Perth (km) 19
    Postcode 6056
    Local Government Mundaring
    Primary schools Helena Valley Primary School, Treetops Montessori School, Darlington Primary School, Clayton View Primary School, Helena College, Greenmount Primary School, St Anthony's School, Swan View Primary School, Glen Forrest Primary School, Gooseberry Hill Primary School
    Secondary schools Treetops Montessori School, Helena College, Swan View Senior High School, Youth Futures Community School, Kalamunda Senior High School, Kalamunda Secondary Education Support Centre, La Salle College, Governor Stirling Senior High School, Guildford Grammar School, Darling Range Sports College
    Train stations Midland
    Bus services Bus Service to Midland Train Station

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    2016 Census Summary Boya Perth
    Population - usually resident 647 1,943,858
    Median age of residents (years) 43 36
    Average household size (persons) 3.00 3.00
    Number of occupied dwellings * 246 690,280
    Number of unoccupied dwellings 31 85,730
    Median weekly household income $1,919 $1,643
    Median monthly mortgage repayment $2,069 $2,000
    Total private dwellings 274 776,015
    Area (sqkm) 2 6,416
    * Excludes visitor only households

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