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As its namesake would suggest, Ocean Reef is a coastal suburb. Bound to the west by the Indian Ocean, the outer-northern suburbs five square kilometre land area is dominated by homes and parkland. Ocean Reef’s history of establishment is relatively recent with its primary development occurring in the 1980s. Growth continued until the 1990s and has remained relatively stable ever since.

Life in Ocean Reef

Walkways, parks and the beach enable Ocean Reef’s enviable and relaxed lifestyle with plenty of public open spaces further contributing to this. The Beaumaris City Shopping Centre and Ocean Reef Shopping Centre meet the retail and amenity requirements of locals, and there is also a local boat harbour. There are three local primary schools and two local high schools within Ocean Reef.

Ocean Reef Facts


Distance to Perth (km)26
Local GovernmentJoondalup
Local SchoolsOcean Reef P.S., St Simon Peter Catholic P.S., Beaumaris P.S., Ocean Reef S.H.S., Prindiville College
Nearby SchoolsCurrambine Catholic Primary School (Currambine) , Lake Joondalup Baptist Primary School (Joondalup) , Lake Joondalup Baptist College (Joondalup)
ShopsBeaumaris City
Train StationsJoondalup or Whitfords
Bus ServicesBus service to Whitfords or Joondalup train stations

Property Ownership Types

Ocean Reef Property Types

Fully Owned (36.8%)Being Purchased (48.3%)Being Rented (14.8%)Other (0.1%)
House (96.7%)Duplex/Villa/Town House (1.6%)Flat/Unit/Apartment (1.7%)Other (0%)
Population – Usually Resident8,1081,645,573
Median Age of Residents (Years)4035
Average Household Size (persons)3.002.55
Total Households2,590604,425
Number of Occupied Dwellings *2,772595,499
Number of Unoccupied Dwellings18357,529
Median Weekly Household Income$2,096$1,481
Median Monthly Mortgage Repayment$2,327$2,008
Median Weekly Rent$450$327
* Excludes visitor only households

Ocean Reef by Age

Ocean Reef Households

Below 19 yrs (29.4%)20-64 yrs (61%)Over 65 yrs (9.6%)
Couples without children (28.5%)Couple family with children (49.3%)Single parent family (8.9%)Other families (0.9%)Lone Person (10.9%)Group Household (1.5%)
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