Kelmscott Suburb Profile

January 10, 2018
Josephine Briest

Kelmscott is located approximately 23 kilometres south east of the Perth CBD along the Albany Highway. It is apart of the City of Armadale council. The suburb area is roughly 16 square kilometres in size.

Kelmscott suburb is divided by the Canning River. The western side of the river is home to the flat coastal plain whereupon most of Perth is situated. This area features the Stargate Kelmscott and Kelmscott Village shopping precincts along Albany Highway, Kelmscott Senior High School, the light industrial area, and a residential area. To the east side, the suburb extends into the western Darling Ranges.

The population of Kelmscott has grown from 9,407 in 2006 to 10,032 by 2011, showing a population growth of 6.6% in the area during this time. In the area, the predominant age group is 0-14 years old and households are primarily couples with children.

Kelmscott households are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2400 per month on their home loan repayments. In 2011, 71.1% of homes in the suburb were owner-occupied, down 6.6% since 2006.

Currently, the median sales price of properties in Kelmscott is $320,000. Rent prices in the area are on average $270 per week.

There are several educational institutions in the area, including Kelmscott Primary School, which was one of the first primary schools established in Western Australia. There is also Clifton Hills and Grovelands Primary Schools, as well as John Wollaston Anglican Community School and Kelmscott Senior High School.

The suburb of Kelmscott hosts several community events each year, such as The Kelmscott Show, which has been run by the Kelmscott Agricultural Society every year since 1897. The Head of the River rowing regatta is also held annually in Kelmscott during the Autumn season at the Champion Lakes Regatta Centre. The people of Kelmscott also hold an annual bench press competition for the community to participate in.

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This suburb profile has been written using information from a suburb profile and a CoreLogic RP Data suburb statistic report.

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