City of Perth
|City of Perth
|Population||18,616(2011 est) |
|Area||8 km² (3.1 sq mi)|
The City of Perth is a local government area and body, within the Perth metropolitan area, which is the capital of Western Australia. The local government body is commonly known as Perth City Council. The city covers the Perth central business district and surrounding suburbs. The city covers an area of 12.7 square kilometres (5 sq mi) and has an estimated population of 17,955 as at June 2010.
The City of Perth was declared on 20 September 1856. In 1915, it absorbed North Perth (1901) and Leederville (1895) municipalities, and on 1 November 1917, Victoria Park was also absorbed. A year later, it absorbed territory from Perth Road Board including the Belmont Park racecourse. By 1962, the council had 27 members representing nine wards.
On 1 July 1994, following the passage of the City of Perth Restructuring Act (1993), the City of Perth was broken up and a revised (and significantly reduced) City of Perth, Town of Victoria Park, Town of Cambridge and Town of Vincent were created. The first elections were held on 6 May 1995, with 8 councillors and a mayor.
The city has 8 councillors and no wards. Each councillor serves a four-year term, and half-elections are held every two years. The mayor is directly elected.
* The parts of these suburbs north of Newcastle and Summers Streets fall within the City of Vincent. These localities are only partially contained within the LGA boundary.
The 1991 population has been broken down by the ABS as follows: Perth (C) 7,604; Cambridge (T) 22,740; Victoria Park (T) 24,313; Vincent (T) 24,765.
Sister cities 
- Kagoshima, 1974
- Houston, 1984
- Rhodes, 1984
- Megisti, 1984
- San Diego, 1987
- Vasto, 1989
- Nanjing, 1998
- Taipei, 1999
See also 
- "3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia. Table 5. Estimated Resident Population, Local Government Areas, Western Australia". 30 March 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2012.
- "City of Perth Community Profile". Text "http://profile.id.com.au/perth/home" ignored (help);
- WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 2.0), 31 May 2003.
- Time series data accompanying 2001 Census at http://www.abs.gov.au. Accessed 10 December 2009.