City of Swan

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City of Swan
Western Australia
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Population 119,438 (2012 est)[1]
 • Density 114.51/km2 (296.59/sq mi)
Established 1871
Area 1,043 km2 (402.7 sq mi)
Mayor Charlie Zannino
Council seat Midland
Region NE metropolitan Perth, Swan Valley
State electorate(s) Bassendean, Midland, Swan Hills, West Swan, Mirrabooka
Federal Division(s) Perth, Cowan, Hasluck, Pearce
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Website www.swan.wa.gov.au
LGAs around City of Swan:
Wanneroo Chittering Toodyay
Wanneroo City of Swan Mundaring
Stirling Bayswater
Bassendean
Kalamunda

The City of Swan is a local government area of Western Australia. It is in Perth's north-eastern metropolitan region and the Swan Valley, centred approximately 20 km north-east of the Perth Central Business District (CBD). The City covers an area of 1,043 km² (much of which is uninhabited) and has a population of about 120,000. At the 2001 census, 10% of the population were born in the United Kingdom, while significant Southern European and South-East Asian minorities are also located here.

History[edit]

The City of Swan began as three entities:

  • The Municipality of Guildford, gazetted in 1871.
  • The Municipality of Helena Vale, gazetted in 1895, becoming the Municipality of Midland Junction in 1901 and the Town of Midland in 1961.
  • The Swan Roads Board, gazetted in 1871.

On 1 July 1961, Guildford and the Swan Roads Board merged into the Shire of Swan-Guildford. Swan-Guildford and Midland united on 1 April 1970 as the Shire of Swan, and thirty years later, on 1 April 2000, became the City of Swan.[2]

Wards[edit]

The City of Swan is divided into 7 wards, most of which have three Councillors:

  • Altone Ward (3 Councillors)
  • Ballajura Ward (3 Councillors)
  • Midland/Guildford Ward (3 Councillors)
  • Ellenbrook (3 Councillors)
  • Swan Valley Gidgegannup (2 Councillors)
  • North Ward (1 Councillor)

Suburbs[edit]

Population[edit]

The populations of the City of Swan's antecedents were:

Year Total Swan Guildford Midland
1911 6,982 1,829 1,669 3,484
1921 9,188 2,375 1,876 4,937
1933 10,948 3,501 2,039 5,408
1947 13,446 5,047 2,217 6,182
1954 17,996 7,366 2,134 8,496
1961 18,653 9,397 9,256
1966 19,135 9,800 9,335

The post-1970 populations of the combined Shire/City of Swan were:

Year Population
1971 25,682
1976 26,932
1981 31,859
1986 37,383
1991 52,968
1996 68,795
2001 82,126
2006 93,279
2011 108,461

Sister cities[edit]

References[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. ^ WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 2.0), 31 May 2003.

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Coordinates: 31°53′42″S 115°59′35″E / 31.895°S 115.993°E / -31.895; 115.993