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PerthWestern Australia
Embleton is located in Perth
Location in Perth
Population 3,167 (2016 census)
 • Density 1,852/km2 (4,800/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 6062
Area 1.71 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
Location 7 km (4 mi) from the Perth CBD
LGA(s) City of Bayswater
State electorate(s) Maylands, Bassendean
Federal Division(s) Perth
Suburbs around Embleton:
Morley Morley Morley
Morley Embleton Bayswater
Bedford Bayswater Bayswater

Embleton is a suburb of Perth, the capital city of Western Australia, located 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) north-east of the central business district, between the suburbs of Morley and Bayswater. Its local government area is the City of Bayswater.


The area developed during the early 20th century as a rural district on the outskirts of Perth, characterised by five-acre lots with a number of self-built houses. From the late 1950s, much of the land was resumed by the State Housing Commission, to be resubdivided and developed for detached suburban housing, which continues to typify the area.

The name Embleton honours an early settler, George Embleton, who arrived in 1829 as a servant of Dr John Watley, who had settled in the Bayswater district.


Embleton is bounded by Broun Avenue (the continuation of Beaufort Street) to the west and north and Beechboro Road to the east.


The suburb contains a primary school, water leisure centre and a golf course. Wotton Reserve, which includes a skate park and a soccer pitch, is located in the suburb's northeast. John Forrest College and Hillcrest Primary School are just beyond the suburb's southwestern boundary.


Embleton's population at the 2016 census was 3,167. This is an increase on the 2,737 recorded at the 2011 census, 2,434 recorded at the 2006 census, and 2,404 recorded at the 2001 census. 49.6% of residents are male and 50.4% are female. The median age is 37 years, just above the Western Australian average of 36. Out of the suburb's 1,309 dwellings, 1,140 were occupied and 169 were unoccupied. Out of the occupied dwellings, 996 were detached houses, 129 were semi-detached, 3 were apartments or flats and 3 were another type. 288 were owned outright, 436 were owned with a mortgage, 379 were rented and 35 were another type or not stated.

The median weekly household income was $1,542, which is close to the median weekly household income of Western Australia, which is $1,595. Major industries that residents worked in were cafes and restaurants (3.5%), hospitals (3.5%), state government administration (2.4%), other social assistance services (2.0%) and primary education (2.0%).

The population of Embleton is predominantly Australian born, with 53.2% of residents born in Australia. The next-most-common birthplaces are England (5.6%), Vietnam (3.6%), Philippines (3.0%), China (2.9%) and New Zealand (2.5%). 28.4% of residents had both parent born in Australia, and 51.0% had neither parents born in Australia.


Embleton Primary School, July 2021 01
Embleton Primary School

The sole school located in Embleton is Embleton Primary School, a public primary school for students from Kindergarten to Year 6. Hillcrest Primary School and John Forrest Secondary College are located adjacent to the suburb's western boundary.


At the 2016 census, 70.0% of residents traveled to work in a car, whether it be as a passenger or a driver, and 7.2% took public transport.


Major roads that pass through Embleton include Beechboro Road, Broun Avenue, Collier Road, Embleton Avenue and Tonkin Highway. Tonkin Highway can be accessed by an interchange with Collier Road in Bayswater. Broun Avenue bridges over Tonkin Highway but does not have any connecting ramps.

Public transport

Embleton is served by Transperth routes 48, 66, 341, 342, 345, 950 and 955. When the under-construction Morley–Ellenbrook railway line opens in 2023, Embleton will be served by Morley railway station, located at the Broun Avenue flyover at Tonkin Highway.

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