> A very picturesque suburb with views over the Canning River, 8km southwest of the Perth CBD. > In 1911, James Herbert Simpson built a house on 40 acres by the Swan River which, because of its shape, became known as the Castle on the Hill. Simpson named it Mt. Pleasant, the name which now adorns the suburb. Mt Pleasant, like its neighbouring suburbs, experienced boom times after the completion of the Kwinana Freeway from Perth to the Canning Bridge which made the suburb, being so close to the city centre, and having attractive river views, extremely desirable real estate. The median house price is $1,150,000 – woah – a great place to live for those that can afford to. > I read once that it’s not an overly neighbourly suburb – but I am sure that most people who live in Mount Pleasant would disagree.
> There are 6,500 people in Mount Pleasant + the median age is 42. > There are an average of 2.5 people per dwelling + the median weekly household income is $1908. > 25% of residents have a university or tertiary education. > Half the people are of English (30%) or Australian (20%) heritage. > 25% are Catholic and 20% are Anglican. > Half of Mount Pleasant works 40+ hours per week. > 90% are separate houses and 40% of these have four or more bedrooms. > 45% of these big houses are owned outright, 30% are owned with a mortgage and 35% are rentals. > There are only 14 Aboriginal + Torres Strait Islanders in Mount Pleasant.