Tapping, Western Australia
Perth, Western Australia
|Population||8,946 (2011 census)|
|• Density||7,460/km2 (19,300/sq mi)|
|Area||1.2 km2 (0.5 sq mi)|
|Location||27 km (17 mi) N of Perth CBD|
|LGA(s)||City of Wanneroo|
Tapping was chosen as the suburb name in honour of an early settler family in the Wanneroo area. Mr William Tapping arrived in 1886 and Molly and Dolly Tapping were long time Postmistresses in Wanneroo. The name for the suburb was approved in 1997.
In the 2011 census, Tapping had a population of 8,946, an increase in comparison to the 2001 census, which had the population at 229. This increase can be directly attributed to continued housing development within the suburb on previously undeveloped land previously used for farming and horticulture activities. The median age of Tapping residents was 30, and median individual incomes were $831 per week. 0.8% of the population identified themselves as Indigenous persons.
The most common religious affiliation was "No Religion" (25.3%}; the next most common responses were Anglican (23.7%), Catholic (22.0%), and Uniting Church (3.6%).
Tapping contains one private School, St Stephen's School, Carramar Campus, an extension of the original St Stephens School in Duncraig. The school supports both primary and secondary education. Tapping also has a public school, Tapping Primary School which opened at the start of 2007. The school provides education for Kindergarten through to Year 7.
Both of these schools are located on St Stephens Crescent.
- 390 Joondalup - Banksia Grove
- 391 Joondalup - Banksia Grove
- 467 Whitfords - Joondalup
- 468 Whitfords - Joondalup
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "2011 Community Profiles: State Suburbs: Tapping". 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
- Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of metropolitan suburb names – T". Retrieved 2007-06-27.
- Maps 165-166, 2007 UBD Directory (49th Edition), Universal Publishers Limited, Perth.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (19 November 2002). "Community Profile Series : Tapping (State Suburb)". 2001 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 2007-06-27.
- Route 390 and 391 timetables. Transperth. Retrieved on 10 April 2007.
- Route 468 timetable. Transperth. Retrieved on 10 April 2007.