Kingsley Suburb Profile

October 03, 2016
Shae Aiello

The suburb of Kingsley is a special place for us.

It is the place our business has called home since 2001. Originally, we were in the Kingsley Village, where our awesome local deli and coffee shop, Passione Gourmet Deli, is now located.

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We then moved around to the other side of the Medical Centre, into the Kingsley Professional Centre, where we are today. This means we've been in the heart of the Kingsley community for 15 years at the time of writing, which gives us some understanding of what makes it tick.

Like the Kingsley residents we've got to know over the years, we think Kingsley is a beautiful place to live (which is why our owner, Tim Kerin, is a Kingsley resident!), and we think it's underrated regionally.

We know it's a great place for raising kids, with plenty of parks and quiet streets, and a variety of quality schools, including Creaney Primary School (next to our office), Halidon Primary School, Dalmain Primary School, Goollelal Primary School and The Montessori School. 

The local Dome is a much loved Kingsley establishment and is a favourite place for us to meet clients and partners, so it's not uncommon to see us there having a coffee too!

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Location

Kingsley is bordered by Hepburn Avenue in the south and Whitfords Avenue in the north. It's split north to south into five columns, bordered by the freeway on the west and Wanneroo Road on the east. Between them, heading west to east, the suburb is divided by Kingsley Drive, Barridale Drive, Moolanda Boulevard and Goollelal Drive. To the east of Goollelal Drive is the lovely Lake Goollelal, which is perfect for a 5km run in the mornings!

People

In 2016 the population had declined by 1.2% since the 2011 Census, equalling 13,053 people. The most predominant age bracket in Kingsley is 50 - 54 year olds (8.7%), followed closely by those aged 55 - 59 years old (8.5%).

59.6% of people in Kingsley work full time, with 45.6% of the population working 40+ hours per week and 21.7% of employed people working in a “Professional” occupation. The median personal weekly income is $707 and for families it is $2,030.

Households

The majority of households in Kingsley are made up of a couple family with children (50.9%) with 26.9% have one parent working full time and the other working part time.

Houses

94.4% of dwellings in Kingsley are occupied private dwellings, with 88.3% of those being a separate house. The majority of occupied private dwellings in Kingsley have 4+ bedrooms (62.7%) and 45.1% are owned with a mortgage. The median mortgage repayment in Kingsley is $1,842.

Only 12.9% of Kingsley homes are rented and the median weekly rent payment is $360.

Property Market

For the last five years Kingsley has averaged approximately 168 sales per annum and after highs of $620,000 in early 2015, the median sales price has been sitting around the $560,000 - 565,000 for the last 12 months.

The strip of properties right along the northern side of Kingsley, bordering Whitfords Avenue, were rezoned in early 2016 for subdivision by the City of Joondalup and this has created exciting new real estate opportunities for the area.

If you are interested in purchasing in Kingsley or the surrounding suburbs, then do not hesitate to contact the Team at Mortgage Choice in Kingsley on 9309 4780. Together we can discuss how to make your financial dreams a reality!

 

This suburb profile was compiled from a variety of sources, including Australian Bureau of Statistics QuickStats and the really useful reports produced by CoreLogic RP Data. To read more on how these different reports could be of benefit to you, and how Mortgage Choice in Kingsley can supply you with one free of charge, then check out this blog post or email the Client Services Team - admin.kingsley@mortgagechoice.com.au.

 

Here are some of our other suburb profiles that you may be interested in - DuncraigMarangarooButler and Clarkson.

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