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South Fremantle


South Fremantle


  • The Meeting Place
  • South Beach
  • South Beach Dog Beach
  • South Beach Sports Court
  • South Terrace retail strip (pictured)
  • East West Design mural by Graeme Miles Richards
  • Ootong and Lincoln Zebras mural by Anya Brock  

Quick stats

Information is based on 2016 census data unless otherwise stated:

Population: 3,081 (source: Reiwa, 2020)
Number of private dwellings: 1,634
Average people per household: 2.2
Median weekly household income: $1,604
Median monthly mortgage repayments: $2,000
Median weekly rent: $450
Average motor vehicles per dwelling: 1.6

Age composition

The median age of people in South Fremantle was 45 years. Children aged 0–14 years made up 11.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.5% of the population.


The most common ancestries in South Fremantle were English 30.4%, Australian 17.8%, Irish 11.0%, Scottish 9.0% and Italian 4.7%.

59.8% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 11.2%, New Zealand 2.7%, Italy 2.5%, Ireland 1.5% and Scotland 1.3%.


In South Fremantle, 80.1% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Italian 3.5%, French 1.4%, German 1.4%, Spanish 1.0% and Croatian 0.8%.


1,692 people reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night. Of these 50.5% were employed full time, 37.1% were employed part-time and 7.4% were unemployed.


The most common occupations in South Fremantle included Professionals 38.2%, Managers 14.8%, Community and Personal Service Workers 10.5%, Technicians and Trades Workers 9.9%, and Clerical and Administrative Workers 9.3%.

Household composition

Of the 1,269 households in South Fremantle, 61.8% were family households, 30.9% were single person households and 7.3% were group households.


Of the families in South Fremantle 36.3% were couple families with children, 49.0% were couple families without children and 13.1% were one parent families.

Precinct group

Interested in being a voice for your community? Join the South Fremantle precinct group!  

Visit the precinct groups page to get involved or to see the latest agendas and minutes. 

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