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Wanneroo is a mostly established suburb with some undeveloped areas in the eastern sector of its 20 square kilometre land area. Wanneroo experienced major development during the 1970s with gradual increases experienced from the mid-1990s as new properties were built in the area.

Life in Wanneroo

A relaxed lifestyle and a sense of community are on offer in Wanneroo. The outer-northern suburb has a number of parks, gardens and lakes within its perimeters that contribute to its suburban charm, as well a civic centre and community centre. Other notable fixtures are the Wanneroo Town Centre, Wanneroo Central Shopping Centre and the Wanneroo Show Grounds.

Wanneroo Facts


Distance to Perth (km)22
Local GovernmentWanneroo
Local SchoolsBanksia Grove Catholic Primary School, St Anthonys, East Wanneroo P.S., Wanneroo P.S., Wanneroo S.H.S., Irene McCormack Catholic College, St Anthony’s School
Nearby SchoolsSt Stephen’s School (Tapping)
ShopsWanneroo Village
Train StationsWhitfords
Bus ServicesBus service to Whitfords train Station

Property Ownership Types

Wanneroo Property Types

Fully Owned (30.4%)Being Purchased (46.3%)Being Rented (21.2%)Other (2.1%)
House (87%)Duplex/Villa/Town House (5.5%)Flat/Unit/Apartment (4.6%)Other (2.9%)
Population – Usually Resident11,9011,645,573
Median Age of Residents (Years)3835
Average Household Size (persons)2.002.55
Total Households4,374604,425
Number of Occupied Dwellings *4,751595,499
Number of Unoccupied Dwellings37857,529
Median Weekly Household Income$1,287$1,481
Median Monthly Mortgage Repayment$1,573$2,008
Median Weekly Rent$310$327
* Excludes visitor only households

Wanneroo by Age

Wanneroo Households

Below 19 yrs (25%)20-64 yrs (59.9%)Over 65 yrs (15.1%)
Couples without children (30.2%)Couple family with children (31.4%)Single parent family (11.5%)Other families (1.3%)Lone Person (23.1%)Group Household (2.4%)
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