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Claremont is approximately 4 square kilometres in size. It has 18 parks covering nearly 25% of the total area. The population of Claremont as of the 2021 ABS Census was 9,248 people, and this predominantly consists of families with and without children (83.3% of households). 71.1% of the Claremont population work in professional/managerial occupations, with Medical, Hospitality, Legal, Combined Secondary and Primary Education and Higher Education as the top industries featured.  The median average weekly income is 18.45% higher than the national average.


Claremont, Western Australia, emerged in the 1830s as European settlers arrived in the fertile lands near the Swan River. Named after Claremont Manor in England, the suburb evolved from rural origins into a sought-after residential area. The extension of the railway line in the 1880s connected Claremont to Perth, spurring its growth as a commuter suburb. This transportation link made it appealing to affluent families, and by the early 20th century, institutions like schools and hospitals solidified Claremont's identity. During World War II, Claremont Hospital served as a military facility, and post-war, the suburb saw a population surge with returning soldiers and their families seeking housing. In recent times, urbanisation and commercial development, like the Claremont Quarter, have blended modern amenities with the suburb's historical charm, maintaining its reputation as an affluent yet diverse community.


Claremont's history is a tale of transformation, starting from a rural landscape to a thriving residential and commercial hub. Its roots lie in the 1830s settlement era, evolving through the 19th and 20th centuries with railway connections propelling its growth. Schools and hospitals became pivotal points in its development, and wartime roles added layers to its story. Present-day Claremont stands as a fusion of history and modernity, embracing its affluent status while accommodating a diverse community and offering contemporary conveniences.

Claremont's leafy streets, prime location near Perth's top private schools, and easy access to the city make it a standout riverside suburb. With a tranquil atmosphere and exceptional educational opportunities, it's a sought-after haven for families seeking quality living and top-tier schooling in a picturesque setting.


  • Claremont Quarter: Convenient shopping and dining hub with Coles, Farmer Jacks, David Jones, Rebel Sport, Flight Centre, and boutique stores.
  • Dining Scene: Claremont has a plethora of dining options from Gourmet restaurants, Claremont Hotel and casual cafes & restaurants.
  • Lake Claremont: Scenic lake with walking and cycling trails, perfect for outdoor activities and picnics.
  • Claremont Park: Green space with playgrounds, BBQ facilities, and sports fields for recreational activities.
  • Cultural Events: Local galleries, theaters, and cultural events offering diverse entertainment options.
  • Beach Access: Close proximity to the Indian Ocean coastline for beach days and water activities.
  • Sporting Facilities: Access to various sports clubs and facilities for tennis, golf, and other activities.
  • Public Transport: Well-connected by trains and buses, centered around Claremont Train Station.
  • Proximity to Schools: Close to prestigious educational institutions like Methodist Ladies' College (MLC) and Christ Church Grammar School.
  • Healthcare Facilities: Access to medical centers and hospitals for healthcare needs.
  • Community Services: Various community services provided by the Town of Claremont for residents.

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