Claremont – A Closer Look

by Morgan Sudlow | 25/07/2017 3:13:34 PM

CLAREMONT

 

 Bayview Terrace

 

 Bayview Terrace

 

Brief History

Prior to European settlement, the Noongar people used the area as a source of water, for fishing and for catching waterfowl.

In 1830, John Butler, a settler, set up an inn at Freshwater Bay (in modern-day Peppermint Grove) to attract travellers on the road from Perth to Fremantle. A wetland became known as Butler’s Swamp (later Lake Claremont). After the arrival of convicts in the colony in 1850, work began on constructing the Fremantle Road. The government allocated land on the foreshore and at Butler’s Swamp to 19 pensioner guards and their families, and a permanent convict depot operated at Freshwater Bay (until 1875).

A state school (1862) and church were built, and a community grew around what is now Victoria Avenue. A settler named James Morrison acquired a property at Swan Location 702, and named it Claremont Estate, after his wife, Clara (née de Burgh). During the 1870s, a number of prominent families, including the Triggs, Sandovers and Stirlings, acquired land in the district, around the later site of Christ Church Grammar School; some of their homes were later bought and used by the school.

In 1881, the railway line from Perth to Fremantle was built, along with a station at Butler’s Swamp; the name of the station was changed to Claremont in 1883. The focus of the community shifted to the area between the railway line, Fremantle Road (Stirling Highway) and Bay View Terrace. The Freshwater Bay school ceased to play a central role; it became a boarding house nicknamed “Appy One” in 1892 (and in 1975 a museum).

Land speculators bought in the area and subdivided blocks at varying sizes, leading to a wide class diversity within the suburb. By about 1903, the entire suburb, other than a dozen or so streets, had been subdivided, and by the Second World War, the community was firmly established.[2]

 

Claremont Train Station

 

Some Quick Claremont Statistics (CoreLogic RP Data)

The size of Claremont is approximately 5 square kilometres. It has 8 parks covering nearly 22% of total area. The population of Claremont in 2006 was 7,151 people. By 2011 the population was 7,591 showing a population growth of 6% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Claremont is 15-24 years. Households in Claremont are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying between over $4000 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Claremont work in a Professional occupation. In 2006, 63.5% of the homes in Claremont were owner-occupied compared with 62.6% in 2011. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $1,225,000.

 

Claremont Quarter

  

Median Sales Price

Year 2013 Year 2014 Year 2015 Year 2016 Year 2017
Period Median Price Median Price Median Price Median Price Median Price
January $1,300,000 $1,407,500 $1,400,000 $1,350,000 $1,340,000
February $1,295,000 $1,495,000 $1,395,000 $1,325,000 $1,340,000
March $1,250,000 $1,497,500 $1,438,000 $1,362,500 $1,252,500
April $1,300,000 $1,497,500 $1,399,000 $1,337,500 $1,225,000
May $1,300,000 $1,400,000 $1,392,000 $1,400,000 n/a
June $1,345,000 $1,400,000 $1,375,000 $1,337,500 n/a
July $1,350,000 $1,400,000 $1,392,000 $1,320,000 n/a
August $1,300,000 $1,418,000 $1,440,000 $1,300,000 n/a
September $1,340,000 $1,495,000 $1,450,000 $1,237,500 n/a
October $1,375,000 $1,495,000 $1,430,000 $1,275,000 n/a
November $1,400,000 $1,400,000 $1,435,000 $1,275,000 n/a
December $1,400,000 $1,387,500 $1,400,000 $1,290,000 n/a

Statistics are calculated over a rolling 12 month period

  

 

 

Sales Per Annum (House)

Claremont
Period Ending Number
Mar 2017 104
Mar 2016 88
Mar 2015 114
Mar 2014 102
Mar 2013 105
Mar 2012 86
Mar 2011 72
Mar 2010 114
Mar 2009 51
Mar 2008 125

Statistics are calculated over a rolling 12 month period

 

 

Sales By Price

Sales By Price – 12 months (House)

Claremont
Price Number
<$200K 0
$200K-$400K 0
$400K-$600K 2
$600K-$800K 8
$800K-$1M 18
$1M-$2M 54
>$2M 15

Statistics are calculated over a rolling 12 month period

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital Growth Median Prices

Change in Median Price (House)

Claremont Peppermint Grove
Period % Change % Change
Dec 2016 -7.86% -15.79%
Dec 2015 0.9% 5.63%
Dec 2014 -0.89% 19.92%
Dec 2013 7.69% -29.16%
Dec 2012 0% 26.42%
Dec 2011 4% -23.86%
Dec 2010 -3.85% 12.82%
Dec 2009 -4.76% 14.37%
Dec 2008 2.63% 27.48%
Dec 2007 37.11% 27.38%

Statistics are calculated over a rolling 12 month period

 

 

 

(Above information is provided by CoreLogic RP Data)

 

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