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Suburb Snapshot: Warwick

Wednesday, 6th Jul 2016

WarwickRecently being rezoned to accommodate higher density housing, Warwick boasts good access to the Joondalup train line, great amenities and is in close proximity to the Perth CBD.

Located in the City of Joondalup, Warwick is 13 kilometres northwest of the Perth city centre and has a population of about 3,800 with a median age of 42 years.

More than 81% of properties are either fully owned or being purchased with just 15.5% of properties being rented.

One of the suburb’s main features is its access to Warwick train station on the Joondalup train line as well as the main arterial roads, Mitchell Freeway, Warwick Road and Wanneroo Road.

Until recently the suburb was zoned mostly low density residential R20. However, under the City of Joondalup Local Housing Strategy, significant areas of the suburb have been rezoned to medium density with land around Warwick train station and Warwick Grove Shopping Centre being rezoned R20/60 and R20/40.

The suburb is dominated by stand-alone dwellings with houses making up 91% of stock in the suburb, followed by 4% duplex, villas and townhouses and 5% flats, units and apartments.

With the introduction of higher R-codes, this composition will start to change, however, as older stock is replaced with medium density dwellings.

Residents can enjoy significant parklands with the large Warwick Open Space to the east of the suburb, as well as Hawker Park and Ellersdale Reserve.

Both Hawker Park Primary School and Warwick Senior High School are located within the suburb as well.

Of Warwick’s population, about 23% of people employed over the age of 15 identify as professionals (WA average is 19.9%) while clerical and administrative workers make up 16.9% of the residents and 15.5% are technicians and trade workers.