Tapping, Western Australia


Tapping, Western Australia

Infobox Australian Place | type = suburb
name=Tapping
city=Perth
state=wa


caption=
lga=Wanneroo
area=1.2
postcode=6065
pop=3,113 (2006 census)Census 2006 AUS|id=SSC52381|name=Tapping (State Suburb)|accessdate=2006-06-27]
dist1=27
location1=Perth
est=
fedgov=Cowan
stategov=Wanneroo
landdistrict=Swan
near-nw=Neerabup
near-n=Carramar
near-ne=Banksia Grove
near-w=Joondalup
near-e=Mariginiup
near-sw=Ashby
near-s=Ashby
near-se=Mariginiup
coord|-31.719|115.795|type:city(3113)_region:AU-WA_scale:30000|format=dms|display=title

Tapping is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Wanneroo. It came into being in the early 1990s as a subdivision of Wanneroo, originally as part of the Carramar estate.

Tapping was chosen as the suburb name in honour of an early settler family in the Wanneroo area. Mr William Tapping arrived in 1886 and Molly and Dolly Tapping were long time Postmistresses in Wanneroo. The name for the suburb was approved in 1997. [LandInfo WA|m|T|2007-06-27]

Geography

Tapping is bounded by Joondalup Drive to the north, Pinjar Road to the east, Conti Road to the south, and Wanneroo Road to the west.Maps 165-166, 2007 UBD Directory (49th Edition), Universal Publishers Limited, Perth.]

Demographics

At the 2006 census, Tapping had a population of 3,113, an increase of 2,884 persons in comparison to the 2001 census, which had the population at 229.Census 2001 AUS|id=SSC52326|name=Tapping (State Suburb)|accessdate=2007-06-27] This increase can be directly attributed to continued housing development within the suburb on previously undeveloped land previously used for farming and horticulture activities. The median age of Tapping residents was 30, and median individual incomes were $586. 0.8% of the population identified themselves as Indigenous persons.

The top popular religious affiliations in descending order in the 2006 census were Anglican 27.5%, No Religion 23.5%, Catholic 19.2%, Uniting Church 3.4% and Christian, nfd 3.2%.

Education

Location map|Western Australia|label=Tapping|lat=-31.43.84|long=115.47.42|position=right|width=200|float=right|background=#FFFFDD|caption=Tapping on a map of Western AustraliaTapping contains one private School, St Stephen's School, Carramar Campus, an extension of the original St Stephens School in Duncraig. The school supports both primary and secondary education.Tapping also has a public school, Tapping Primary School which opened at the start of 2007. The school provides education for Kindy through to Year 7.

Both of these schools are located on St. Stephen's Crescent.

Tapping does not contain a public high school. High school studies are provided through Wanneroo Senior High School and Kinross College, although most students attend St. Stephens School.

Transport

The suburb is served by bus links which provides connections back to the Joondalup Line via either the Whitfords or Jooondalup railway stations. [ [http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au/timetablePDFs/Northern%2069%2020070128.pdf Route 390 and 391 timetables] . Transperth. Retrieved on 10 April 2007.] [ [http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au/timetablePDFs/Northern%2073%2020061119.pdf Route 468 timetable] . Transperth. Retrieved on 10 April 2007.]

Bus routes

* 390 Joondalup - Banksia Grove
* 391 Joondalup - Banksia Grove
* 468 Whitfords - Joondalup

References


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