Fremantle fast facts

All facts here refer to the City of Fremantle local government area:

Population

Current population - 31 114 (Census 2016)

Previous census information:

  • 23 831 (1991 census)
  • 24 276 (1996 census)
  • 24 713 persons (2001 census)
  • 25 259 (2005)
  • 29 471 (2012 census)

For more information go to Fremantle community profile – an insight into who the residents of Fremantle are, where we are from and what we do.

History

  • 2 May 1829: Captain C.H. Fremantle claimed the "West coast of New Holland" as British territory.
  • 17 April 1848: Town Trust established.
  • 1871 Town Council created.
  • 1883: Fremantle became a municipality.
  • 3 June 1929: Fremantle proclaimed a city.

Geographical

Total area: 19.90sq km. (CBD 5.5ha)
Latitude: 32.03' Longitude: 115.44'
14m above sea level
Time: Western Australian Time (GMT +8
Climate : Mediterranean
Average Temperature: Summer (Jan) 18.3 - 27.7C.
Winter (Jul) 10.2 - 17.6C
Average Rainfall : 775mm

Community

Schools: Primary 13; Secondary 4
Hospitals: 1, Fremantle Hospital
Nursing Homes: 6
Tertiary Education institutions : 2, University of Notre Dame, Challenger Institute
National Australian Rules Football Team - Fremantle Football Club (Dockers)

For more information go to Fremantle community profile – an insight into who the residents of Fremantle are, where we are from and what we do.

Economy

Key local industries - port and shipping, hospital and community services, education, regional and state government services, tourism, retail and the arts.
Number of registered businesses 4 472  (2014)
City centre workforce 8 849 (2011)
Fremantle total workforce 33 643 (2011)

For more information on economy go to the Fremantle Economic ID page
You can also visit the business section of this website.

Council

Council Composition: 12 Councillors and a Mayor
Number of Employees (FTE) 420
Number of Electors 17 738
Suburbs within Municipality: Fremantle, Beaconsfield, White Gum Valley, Hilton, North Fremantle, South Fremantle, O'Connor, Samson.
City divided into wards: North Ward, East Ward, South Ward, Hilton Ward, City Ward

Sister cities

Seberang Perai, Malaysia established 1978
Yohosuka, Japan established 1979
Capo d'Orlando, Italy established1983
Molfetta, Italy established 1984
Funchal, Portugal established 1996

Friendship agreements Suribaya (1996) and Padang (1996) in Indonesia and Korcula, Croatia (1999).

See sister cities for more information.