Bateman, Western Australia
Perth, Western Australia
|Population||3,526 (2006 census)|
|• Density||1,760/km2 (4,570/sq mi)|
|Area||2.0 km2 (0.8 sq mi)|
|Location||12 km (7 mi) from Perth|
|LGA(s)||City of Melville|
It is a mostly residential suburb with convenient road access to Perth City, Fremantle, the main industrial sites and airports. Bull Creek railway station is located at its north-eastern corner. In the 2006 census, it was recorded as having a population of 3526 persons, although the current actual figure could be as much as 10% higher as a result of the recent residential infill development on the site of the former Noalimba migrant hostel and recreation facility.
The suburb is named after a family of prominent merchants who commenced business after arriving in the Swan River colony on board the Medina in 1830. John Bateman built a general store in Fremantle and he became postmaster at Fremantle in 1833. He also took part in the establishment of a whaling business at Bathers Beach, Fremantle. After his death in 1855, his sons took over the family business.
Bateman is served by Bull Creek railway station (located at the intersection of Leach Highway and the Kwinana Freeway) which was officially opened on 23 December 2007, as part of the Perth to Mandurah railway.
The suburb has a small commercial centre (located on Parry Avenue) along with some medical and chiropractic facilities.
There are two primary schools: Bateman Primary School; Yidarra Catholic Primary School and a private secondary high school, Corpus Christi College. Bateman Primary School is making decorative renovations because they are expected to receive more students because of newly rebuilt Noalimba section.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Bateman (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-10-05.
- Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of metropolitan suburb names – B". Retrieved 2007-12-24.
- Department of Land Information. StreetSmart Perth Street Directory (54th ed.). West Australian Newspapers Ltd. pp. Map 432. ISBN 978-0-909439-67-5.
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