As mortgage brokers who specialise in Kwinana, Rockingham and Baldivis, we have a good “local” knowledge of the area. We constantly keep up on trends to pick up any information that can help our customers. One of the biggest patterns we have seen is that Kwinana is becoming increasingly child-friendly.
According to the 2011 ABS census, 20.7% of those in Kwinana are 19 years of age or younger; 8.9% were between 0-4 years, while 7.4% were between 5-9 years. 6.6% were between 10-14 years, while 6.8% were between 15-19. Astonishingly, by 2021, it is projected that the number of Kwinana residents less than 21 years old will reach nearly 40%.
What they Mean
Kwinana is doing a lot for the current younger population while getting ready for further growth. The end result is that a lot of child-friendly adjustments are being made to social programs and infrastructure. Here are few of them.
Kwinana is served by the Better Beginnings Family Literacy Program. The State Library of WA coordinates the program and sessions supporting parents as the child’s primary teacher.
In addition, there are activities such as a storytime session and a family reading area at the library. Also, library members can receive free online tutoring, which is available to school children at home or at the library.
Kwinana has Child Health Centres at various locations that have Child Health Nurses on duty. They offer assistance and advice concerning health and development for those in early childhood.
We don’t know of any “city-owned playgrounds and parks per capita” statistic, but if there was one, we are guessing that Kwinana’s would be near the top of the list.
There are plenty of registered playgroups in Kwinana, where both adults and children can interact with their peers.
If you are raising a family or thinking about getting a home loan to buy your first house, Kwinana is a great place to live. Your kids will never be bored and they will have access to services if they ever need them. Some suburbs lend themselves to FIFO’s or older citizens who have already raised their families. Kwinana is turning itself into one of WA’s most child-friendly cities.
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