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This seaside suburb takes its name from the offshore reef first noted during a coastline survey by Surveyour James Cowle in 1867. Although spelt with a double “n”, the rocks are thought to have been named after Robert Quin who emigrated to Western Australia in 1863 and was appointed as an Assistant Surveyor on his arrival. Quin died in July 1886. The general area on the coast opposite the rocks was referred to as Quinns Rocks by the Wanneroo Road Board when they requested the survey of a road to that place in November 1925. Later the place also came to be called “Wanneroo Beach”. Quinns Rocks was declared a townsite in 1962.

Quinns Rocks Facts


Distance to Perth (km)38
Local GovernmentWanneroo
Local SchoolsBrighton Catholic P.S., Quinns Rocks Primary Schol, Irene McCormack Catholic College, Quinns Baptist College,
Nearby SchoolsBrighton Catholic Primary School (Butler) , Peter Moyes Anglican Community School (Mindarie)
ShopsQuinns Village
Train StationsClarkson
Bus ServicesBus service to Clarkson Train Station

Property Ownership Types

Quinns Rocks Property Types

Fully Owned (17.9%)Being Purchased (50.4%)Being Rented (31.4%)Other (0.3%)
House (98.6%)Duplex/Villa/Town House (0.7%)Flat/Unit/Apartment (0.7%)Other (0%)
Population – Usually Resident8,9021,645,573
Median Age of Residents (Years)3335
Average Household Size (persons)3.002.55
Total Households2,843604,425
Number of Occupied Dwellings *3,113595,499
Number of Unoccupied Dwellings26957,529
Median Weekly Household Income$1,639$1,481
Median Monthly Mortgage Repayment$1,770$2,008
Median Weekly Rent$340$327
* Excludes visitor only households

Quinns Rocks by Age

Quinns Rocks Households

Below 19 yrs (35.5%)20-64 yrs (58.2%)Over 65 yrs (6.3%)
Couples without children (23.9%)Couple family with children (46.6%)Single parent family (13%)Other families (0.6%)Lone Person (14%)Group Household (1.9%)
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