The Canning Examiner (circulation 29,539*) is distributed on Wednesday to:
Bentley, Canning Vale (part), Cannington, East Cannington, Ferndale, Lynwood, Parkwood, Queens Park, Riverton, Rossmoyne, Shelley, St James, Welshpool, Willetton, Wilson.
The distribution area has a very mixed population profile including:
Affluent families with school aged children.
- Prestige riverside properties.
- Blue collar workers.
- Young families residing in newer housing estates.
- Home ownership is above average (ie: own outright or paying-off).
- A high proportion of students, many of whom were born overseas – notably in suburbs close to tertiary education institutions.
- Couples with dependent children and consequently larger household sizes are dominant in many suburbs.
- Canning Examiner distribution area is also over-represented for overseas born residents.
- Seniors reside in older suburbs and in areas with retirement accommodation.
- Light industry eg: in parts of Cannington, Canning Vale and Welshpool.
The Gosnells/Armadale/Serpentine (GAS) Examiner (circulation 59,993*) is distributed each Thursday to:
Armadale, Beckenham, Bedfordale, Brookdale, Byford, Camillo, Canning Vale (part), Darling Downs, Forrestdale, Gosnells, Harrisdale, Huntingdale, Jarrahdale, Kelmscott, Kenwick, Keysbrook, Langford, Maddington, Mt Nasura, Mt Richon, Mundijong, Oakford, Orange Grove, Piara Waters, Roleystone, Serpentine, Thornlie, Westfield, Whitby and Wungong.
This area has undergone considerable housing growth and urban renewal since the last census.
This paper’s area covers:
- Increased residential development offering a wide variety of housing options has seen significant population growth in the region. There is therefore a very high incidence of homes being purchased.
- The infrastructure and recreational facilities accompanying the growth and renewal have increased the area’s appeal and hence the future suggests sustainable population and long term growth.
- High concentration of families with school aged children. Consequently, household sizes are generally higher than average.
- Pockets of seniors and retirees in the older established suburbs (closer to transport and facilities)
- The new housing developments are primarily attracting younger people establishing a home.
- Residents born in the UK feature strongly in this paper area profile. There are also pockets of residents from other countries.
- People with skilled vocational qualifications and those employed in unskilled work are also prominent in this area profile. Consequently, workers are less likely to be employed in the Perth CBD.