The size of Dalkeith is approximately 3 square kilometres. It has 8 parks covering nearly 17% of total area. The population of Dalkeith in 2006 was 4,211 people. By 2011 the population was 4,254 showing a population growth of 1% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Dalkeith is 0-14 years.
Households in Dalkeith are primarily couples with children. In general, people in Dalkeith work in a Professional occupation. In 2006, 83.5% of the homes in Dalkeith were owner-occupied compared with 78.5% in 2011.
Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is 2,400,000. (source: RP Data 2014)
The eastern portion of the present suburb of Dalkeith was originally Swan Location 85 of 320 acres, assigned to Adam Armstrong in 1831. Armstrong, a widower, arrived in the Colony aboard the "Gilmore" with his six children in 1829. Prior to coming, he was the manager of the Earl of Dalkeith's estate in Scotland and when he erected a cottage in 1833 on his land, he named it "Dalkeith Cottage" now called Gallop House and raised goats and horses on the property. The Aboriginal name for the place where this cottage stood was "Katamboordup". (source: Wikipedia)
Dalkeith is an attractive suburb surrounded by the river on three sides and home to some of the most expensive properties in Perth. It's proximity to many of Perth's best private schools and to the city make it a highly desirable suburb. With tree lined streets and many large nature reserves and parklands including Masons Gardens, Beatrice Reserve now Cruikshank after a long term mayor and Bishop Reserve make it one of the leafiest suburbs in Perth. It's quiet streets are appealing to all ages but particularly benefit young families. There is an array of sporting facilities including the Dalkeith Tennis Club and Bowling Club that are located right by the river.
Dalkeith has a great community feel with the shopping and cafe strip on Waratah Avenue being the hub.
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