Suburb Snapshot: Lathlain

Wednesday, 3rd Aug 2016

LathlainLathlain is located in the Town of Victoria Park just 5 kilometres south-east of the Perth CBD.

It holds a population of 3,037 residents with a median age of 36 and has a median dwelling price of $868,000.

Although the area was first developed in the 1890s, the housing stock is quite diverse.

There is predominantly a mix of late 1950s renovated and un-renovated retained houses.

However there are also a number of modern (single and two storey) houses built at the rear on battle-axe lots, and large fully renovated or new houses on big blocks.

There is also a pocket of medium-density housing south of Bishopsgate Street with modern villas and townhouses.

There are still a number of development sites over 900 square metres with duplex potential.

Development opportunities within the suburb often include retain and build battle-axe lots or demolish the existing dwelling and build dwellings side by side on narrow lots.

About 82.2% of dwellings in Lathlain are houses, 12.4% duplex/villa/townhouse and 5.3% flats/units/apartments.

Lathlain Primary School is located close to the suburb’s centre and Kent Street Senior High School is the closest secondary school just 2.5km in neighbouring Kensington.

The closest neighbourhood shopping centres are Victoria Park Central and The Park Centre, while Belmont Forum is the closest regional shopping centre about 2.5km away.

The suburb comprises a number of parks and reserves including JA Lee Reserve, Rayment Park and Lathlain Park.

Other nearby amenities include Crown Perth and Victoria Park Café Strip and the suburb will also benefit from the new Perth Stadium and upgrades at the Lathlain Park Precinct, which the West Coast Eagles will make their training grounds upon completion.

The suburb also has good transport links with two train stations (Victoria Park Station and Burswood Station) and is bounded by Orrong Road in the north, Great Eastern Highway in the north-west, Roberts Road in the south-east, and Rutland Avenue/Armadale Train Line in the south-west.

Approximately 67% of properties are either fully owned or being purchased, with 30% of properties being rented.

About 27% of employed people aged 15 years and over are professionals, which is much higher than the average of 19.9%. About 17.1% identify as clerical and administrative workers and 14.9% as technicians and trade workers.