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Perth

Perth is the biggest city and the center of Western Australia.  It is home to ¾ of the state’s population. It is also known as the “City of Light”.   The metropolitan vicinity is situated on the west coast of Australia, which is surrounded by the Darling Range and Indian Ocean as well as a low coastal slope called Swan River.
Climate
The city has dry and hot summers that go from December up to late March. A sea breeze called “The Fremantle Doctor” helps cool the summer afternoon.  However, it is the 4th wettest Australian capital due to its highly seasonal rainfall. Its winters are substantially wet and cool.

CLIMATE DATA, Perth (temperatures 1993–2011, extremes 1897–2011, rain data 1876–2011)
Month                                      Jan                 Mar                 Jun                  Dec
Max Temp                              45.8                42.4                28.1                44.2
Min Temp                               31.1                29.6                `19.3                28.9
Rainfall Total mm                 16.5               18.9                133.4              10.3
Avg. precipitation days          16.5              18.9                 15.1                3.8

CLIMATE DATA, Perth

Month                                      Dec                 Mar                 Jun                  Sep

Max Temp                              44.2                42.4.0                28.1                19.5

Min Temp                               28.3                29.8                19.1                10.3

Rainfall Total  mm                  10.5                18.3                133.4                  79.9

  Rain Days                                3.8                   18.3                   133.2                14.0

Buying a Home

 

In the past few years, Perth house prices were more affordable than in other states. Because of the mining boom in Western Australia, the average property prices have escalated.

 


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Transportation

Perth Airport caters to the city’s east for international, domestic and domestic flights. For the southern suburbs, Jandakot Airport offers charter flights and general aviation.
Perth features a road network with 9 metropolitan highways and 3 freeways. Transperth offers the metropolitan public transport. The metropolitan has 70 railway stations and 15 bus stations. It is connected to rural areas via Transwa transportation. The new railway line constructed between Perth and Mandurah double the railway length of Perth. Purchasing of services is made easier by SmartRider which is a contactless smartcard ticketing system.
 It includes services like:
•    Trains
•    Buses
•    Ferries
 
The Indian Pacific passenger rail service connects Perth with Adelaide and Sydney and the Prospector links Perth with Kalgoorlie through the various wheat belt towns.
Fremantle is the main passenger port of Perth. It is located 19 kilometers on the South West of Swan Rider.

Education

 Perth features 1 private university, which the University of Notre Dame. It also features 4 public universities which is the University of Western Australia, Curtin University, Edith Cowan University and the Murdoch University.


 Numerous private and public primary and high schools are situated all over Perth.
There are TAFE colleges that offers vocational and trade training as well as diploma courses.

 

Demography

 

British and Irish settlers are among the first to inhabit Perth. During the middle of the 20th century, a lot of Greeks and Italians settled at Perth.
Ancestry Groups Demographic Data 2006 in Perth Metropolitan

                             %        Population
English                28.6        534,555
Australian            25.6        479,174
Irish                     6.2          115,384
Scottish               6.1          113,846
Italian                   4.5           84,331
Chinese               2.9           53,390
Aboriginals          0.2            3,101

Health Care

Various private and public hospitals are available in Perth. Among the leading teaching hospital in Western Australia is the Royal Perth Hospital. One of its campuses is 8 kilometers from the Shenton Park and the other campus in the heart of the city.
Several private doctors’ room, clinic, specialist and other health care services are connected to various hospitals

Arts and Entertainment

West Australian Symphony Orchestra, West Australian Ballet and West Australian Opera calls Perth as its home. Regular performance can be seen at the Perth Concert Hall.
Since Perth is isolated from the other cities, out of the country artists typically do not include it in their tour. However, Perth participates in the nationwide Big Day Out. They also have their own concert called Rock-It.
For gallery-goers, the Cultural Centre Northbridge offers the Art Gallery of Western Australia. It features both Australian and international sculptures, paintings, drawing and prints.

The Business Environment

The Economy

Through becoming a significant center for natural resource industries, Perth has successfully thrived economically.
Among the city’s reserve are:


•    Gold
•    Iron ore
•    Nickel
•    Alumina
•    Diamonds
•    Natural sands
•    Coal
•    Oil
•    Natural Gas


A lot of the world’s foremost resource and also manufacturing companies include offices in Perth.  Aside from those, they are also a chief port for the export of Wheat, Barley as well as Sheep items like meat and wool.  For the past few years, tourism has turn out to be a foremost industry in Perth.


Shopping

Perth also features a lot major shopping malls in the central business district. It provides numerous retail outlets to cater to the population’s needs. The suburbs also have their local shopping centers too. Most of the bigger supermarkets are open for service at all hours of the day during most days. However, these would open at later time or if not completely close during Sundays.

Perth and Surrounds

 

In The Vicinity of Central Business District


There are tons of different activities available in the CBD. For instance, there are bicycle tours and even roam the city via free bus service. Other attractions include the Perth Mint, Perth Railway Station, and also the St. George’s Cathedral. There is also the Perth Concert Hall and the Deanery and other wonderful sites. There are also tons of restaurants that offer sumptuous food all around the city.
Day Tours


Feel free to experience one of Western Australia’s most unique natural experiences, which is swimming with wild dolphins. You can get this at the Rockingham town, which is a seaside town about 40 minutes from Perth.
Aside from boating and yachting, the Rockingham Dolphin Cruise boats allow you to cruise and slide into the water and meet with local wild dolphins. There is a Peel and Baldivis Estate wineries in the area for the wine aficionados. They can grab a bottle and spend a wonderful lunch at the grassed park areas or the foreshore.

Trips Outside Perth
There are numerous coastal towns when heading down the coast from Perth that proves to be a great tourist attraction. There is the charming Bunbury, which is a budding regional town, as well as the Margaret River, which is renowned for its wine and also globally popular surfing vicinity. Albany and Esperance also feature national parks.
    

                                     

                  
 

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