• Gwelup

    • 1.2% ANNUAL
    • $828,500 ANNUAL
    • 4,539 POPULATION
    The suburb of Gwelup takes its name from a small swampy lake located in the southern portion of the suburb. The feature is recorded in Lands Department records in 1878 as Gwelup Swamp and in recent years as the surrounds have been cleared and filled, it has been recorded as a lake. The Aboriginal meaning of the name has been derived from "Gwelgannow" which means to "shift the position" and "step aside" and would therefore probably be "the lake that shifted position".
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    Distance to Perth (km) 15
    Postcode 6018
    Local Government Stirling
    Local schools Lake Gwelup P.S.
    Nearby schools St Lawrence Primary School (Balcatta) , Our Lady of Good Counsel School (Karrinyup) , Our Lady of Grace School (North Beach) , St John's School (Scarborough) , St Mary's Anglican Girl's School (Karrinyup)
    Shops Karrinyup Shopping Centre, Gwelup Shopping Centre
    Train stations Stirling or Warwick
    Bus services Bus service to Stirling or Warwick train station

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    2016 Census Summary Gwelup Perth
    Population - usually resident 4,539 1,943,858
    Median age of residents (years) 41 36
    Average household size (persons) 3.00 3.00
    Number of occupied dwellings * 1,529 690,280
    Number of unoccupied dwellings 99 85,730
    Median weekly household income $2,290 $1,643
    Median monthly mortgage repayment $2,500 $2,000
    Total private dwellings 1,624 776,015
    Area (sqkm) 3 6,416
    * Excludes visitor only households

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    Growth of Nearby Suburbs

    Carine 5.3%
    Karrinyup 0.2%
    Balcatta -1.6%

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