City of South Perth

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This article is about a local government authority. For the suburb, see South Perth, Western Australia.
City of South Perth
Western Australia
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Population 44,947 (2012 est)[1]
 • Density 2,270/km2 (5,879/sq mi)
Established 1892
Area 19.8 km2 (7.6 sq mi)
Mayor Sue Doherty
Council seat South Perth
Region South Metropolitan Perth
State electorate(s) South Perth, Victoria Park
Federal Division(s) Swan
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Website www.southperth.wa.gov.au
LGAs around City of South Perth:
Perth Perth Victoria Park
Nedlands City of South Perth Canning
Melville Melville Canning
Council Chamber Buildings

The City of South Perth is a local government area in the inner southern suburbs of the Western Australian capital city of Perth about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) south of Perth's central business district. The City covers an area of 19.9 square kilometres (7.7 sq mi), maintains 203 kilometres (126 mi) of roads and a little over 4.3 km² of parks and gardens, and has a population of about 38,500 (2006).

The area broadly forms a peninsula, being bounded on three sides by the waters of the Swan and Canning rivers.

History[edit]

The South Perth Road District was formed on 9 June 1892 and the district became a municipality on 21 February 1902. It then reverted to a road district on 1 March 1922,[2][3] but regained municipality status on 1 March 1956.[4] It was granted city status on 1 July 1959.

Wards[edit]

The City of South Perth is divided into six wards, each of whom elect two councillors. The mayor is directly elected.

  • Mill Point
  • Moresby
  • Como Beach
  • Manning

Suburbs[edit]

The suburbs of the City of South Perth are known for being very affluent. The following is the ranking of these suburbs according to their median house price. However it may not be 100% accurate due to the prices always fluctuating. This is as of September 2013.

  • 1. Waterford- $1,375,000
  • 2. Kensington- $1,045,000
  • 3. Manning- $1,000,000
  • 4. South Perth- $977,500
  • 5. Como- $828,000
  • 6. Karawara- $730,000
  • 7. Salter Point- $605,000

Education[edit]

The City of South Perth is home to numerous primary schools, and five major secondary schools.

Secondary[edit]

Primary[edit]

  • Collier Primary School
  • Como Primary School
  • Kensington Primary School
  • Manning Primary School
  • Saint Columba's College
  • Saint Pius X Primary School
  • South Kensington Primary School
  • South Perth Primary School

Library[edit]

The City of South Perth has two libraries with branches in Manning and South Perth. The two libraries have in excess of 60,000 items including; books, magazines, music CD’s and DVD’s. [1] Website

Population[edit]

Year Population
1903 947
1911 1,197
1921 2,960
1933 8,731
1947 15,266
1954 21,214
1961 29,941
1966 32,042
1971 31,702
1976 30,388
1981 31,524
1986 32,626
1991 34,007
1996 34,819
2001 35,228
2006 38,361
2011 40,739

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia. Table 5. Estimated Resident Population, Local Government Areas, Western Australia". 30 August 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Road Districts Act 1919. South Perth Municipality. Proposed conversion into a road district. Notice of intention (per PW 1268/21)". Western Australia Government Gazette. 5 January 1922. p. 1922:22. 
  3. ^ "Road Districts Act 1919. Order in Council (per PW 1268/21)". Western Australia Government Gazette. 15 February 1922. p. 1922:421. 
  4. ^ "Road Districts Act 1919. South Perth Road District. Constitution as Municipality of South Perth. Order in Council (per LG 524/55)". Western Australia Government Gazette. 9 February 1956. p. 1956:567. 

References[edit]

  • The History of South Perth, by F K Crowley. Rigby Limited 1962
  • Peninsula City, by Cecil Florey. City of South Perth 1995

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 31°58′55″S 115°51′47″E / 31.982°S 115.863°E / -31.982; 115.863