• Merriwa

    • 20.4% ANNUAL
      GROWTH
    • $361,250 ANNUAL
      MED.PRICE
    • 5,489 POPULATION

    The name originally proposed for this suburb by the Shire of Wanneroo was 'Hester' after one of the first land owners in the vicinity. This was approved in 1980, but the name was opposed by Australia Post on account of duplication. Because of this the Shire of Wanneroo proposed the name Merriwa (an Aboriginal word for 'a good place'). The name was approved in 1980.

    Life in Merriwa

    Merriwa is a coastal, northern suburb of Perth and is part of the City of Wanneroo. It is predominantly a residential suburb containing two RAAF retirement villages, a small shopping centre called the Merriwa Plaza and six... read more

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  • Merriwa facts

    KEY FACTS

    Distance to Perth (km) 36
    Postcode 6030
    Local Government Wanneroo
    Primary schools Merriwa Education Support Centre, Merriwa Primary School, Quinns Baptist College, Clarkson Primary School, Alkimos Baptist College, Peter Moyes Anglican Community School, Quinns Rocks Primary School, St Francis Of Assisi Catholic Primary School, Mindarie Primary School, St Andrew's Catholic Primary School
    Secondary schools Quinns Baptist College, Alkimos Baptist College, Peter Moyes Anglican Community School, Mindarie Senior College, Clarkson Community High School, Irene Mccormack Catholic College, Butler College, Comet Care School, Alkimos College, Kinross College
    Shops Clarkson Shopping Centre
    Train stations Clarkson
    Bus services Bus service to Clarkson Train Station
     

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    2016 Census Summary Merriwa Perth
    Population - usually resident 5,489 1,943,858
    Median age of residents (years) 37 36
    Average household size (persons) 3.00 3.00
    Number of occupied dwellings * 1,940 690,280
    Number of unoccupied dwellings 256 85,730
    Median weekly household income $1,121 $1,643
    Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,733 $2,000
    Total private dwellings 2,203 776,015
    Area (sqkm) 2 6,416
    * Excludes visitor only households
     

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    Growth of Nearby Suburbs

    Quinns Rocks 17.1%
    Clarkson 13.9%
    Ridgewood 13%

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