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Suburb snapshot: Ashfield

Wednesday, 28th Sep 2016

ashfieldThe suburb of Ashfield is on the Swan River, is close to the Perth CBD and Perth Airport and features a train station.

It is located in the Town of Bassendean and located approximately 9 kilometres north-east of the Perth CBD.

The suburb neighbours Bassendean to the north and Bayswater to the south and has a population of 1,256 with a median age of 38 years.

Houses are the predominate dwelling type in the area making up about 86% of stock, with the remainder being semi-detached, terrace or townhouses.

The Ashfield Precinct Plan will shape the future development of the suburb and rezone land within the suburb to allow for higher-density development and help cater for Perth’s future population of 3.5 million residents.

This high-density rezoning will be particularly focused around the Ashfield Train Station, which is located near Guildford Road.

The median house price is $500,000 and about 55% of properties are either owned outright or being purchased, while 41% of properties are rented.

There remains some state housing in the suburb and there is also industrial precincts to the south west and north west of the suburb.

As well as being relatively close to the Perth CBD, Ashfield is also just 2.5 kilometres from Perth Airport and close to Bassendean Shopping Centre and Bassendean Industrial Precinct.

It also straddles the Swan River and features Ashfield Flats and Ashfield Reserve.

Ashfield Primary School is located within the suburb and Cyril Jackson Senior Campus is located in Bassendean.

About 22% of the employed residents in the suburb identify as professionals (which is above the WA average of 19.9%), with 17.4% technicians and trade workers and 12.4% clerical and administrative workers.

It is bounded by Guildford Road in the north west, Fisher Street in the north east, Pearson Street and Moojebing Street in the south west and the Swan River in the south east.