Watermans Bay Suburb Research
Watermans Bay
About Watermans Bay
Watermans Bay is a northern coastal suburb of Watermans Bay named after Alfred Waterman, a fisherman who was the first to build a house on where modern-day Watermans Bay now stands. Although he named his house as Zephyr, the waters close to the house were called Watermans Bay.

This name stuck to include the rest of the suburb, though this was changed to Waterman in 1962 because there really is no bay in the area. In 2003, the original name, Watermans Bay, was approved and accepted by the Geographical Names Committee.

Watermans Bay is a residential suburb. It relies on shops at West Coast Drive, Karrinyup, Marmion, and Duncraig for commercial services. Still, some a restaurant and cafe can be found in Watermans Bay.

A major portion of Watermans Bay and its neighbor, North Beach, is occupied by the Star Swamp Bushland Reserve. This bushland reserve is accessible from the eastern edge of the suburb. The Mount Flora Regional Museum located in a building that had once been a water tower is another local attraction.

Hope Street runs through the eastern portion of the suburb just before the reserve while the ocean as well as West Coast Drive bounds it to the west. Located on the north is the coastal portion of Beach Road. Hale Street bounds Watermans Bay at the south side.

Currently, there is no school within the suburb. Young school children travel to neighboring Marmion Primary School located close to the northern boundary. For secondary education, students travel to neighboring Carine, Duncraig, and Karrinyup. There are also other primary schools in these suburbs plus in North Beach.
Watermans Bay Real Estate Market Statistics
The information herein provided is deemed to be reliable but accuracy is not guaranteed.
Census Summary 2006 - Watermans Bay
Population - Usually Resident
1,195
Median Age of Residents (Years)
45
Residents less than 19
20%
Residents 20-64
64%
Residents over 65
16%
Average Household Size (persons)
2.3
Median Weekly Household Income
$1,167
Median Monthly Mortgage Repayment
$1,517
Median Weekly Rent
$200
Number of Occupied Dwellings
495
Fully Owned 1
38%
Being Purchased 2
27%
Being Rented 2
33%
Other 2
2%
*2006 Censis Statistics provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

1. Excludes visitor only households
2. % Calcs exclude Not Stated Component
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