• Malaga


    The suburb name Malaga is taken from Malaga Road. This road and three others with unusual names, Truganina, Uganda and Camboon, were surveyed here in 1894. Malaga may be named after the city of Malaga in Spain, or after the Aboriginal word malaga which is the word for ironstone. When the area was promoted by Peet and Co in the 1930's, that company stated the name was of Spanish origin, but there is no evidence to support this is the origin. It was approved as suburb name in 1969.

    Life in Malaga

    Covering an area of 660 hectares, Malaga is located just 13 kilometres from the Perth CBD. Since its... read more

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  • Malaga facts


    Distance to Perth (km) 10
    Postcode 6090
    Local Government Swan
    Primary schools Boyare Primary School, Waddington Primary School, Mary Mackillop Catholic Community Primary School, Dryandra Primary School, Ballajura Primary School, St Andrew's Grammar, Mercy College, Burbridge School, Koondoola Primary School, John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School
    Secondary schools Ballajura Community College, St Andrew's Grammar, Mercy College, Morley Senior High School, Burbridge School, John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School, Emmanuel Christian Community School, Gladys Newton School, Balga Senior High School, Dianella Secondary College

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    2016 Census Summary Malaga Perth
    Population - usually resident 6 1,943,858
    Median age of residents (years) 47 36
    Average household size (persons) 0.00 3.00
    Number of occupied dwellings * 0 690,280
    Number of unoccupied dwellings 0 85,730
    Median weekly household income $0 $1,643
    Median monthly mortgage repayment $0 $2,000
    Total private dwellings 0 776,015
    Area (sqkm) 7 6,416
    * Excludes visitor only households

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    Growth of Nearby Suburbs

    Ballajura 14.9%
    Beechboro 13.5%
    Noranda 13.2%

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