Shire of Gingin

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This article is about a local government area. For the town, see Gingin, Western Australia.
Shire of Gingin
Western Australia
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Location in Western Australia
Population 5,248 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density 1.63433/km2 (4.2329/sq mi)
Established 1893
Area 3,211.1 km2 (1,239.8 sq mi)
Council seat Gingin
Region Wheatbelt
State electorate(s) Moore
Federal Division(s) Pearce
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Website Shire of Gingin
LGAs around Shire of Gingin:
Indian Ocean Dandaragan Victoria Plains
Indian Ocean Shire of Gingin Chittering
Indian Ocean Wanneroo Chittering

The Shire of Gingin is a local government area in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, just beyond the northern fringe of the Perth metropolitan area. The Shire covers an area of 3,211 square kilometres (1,240 sq mi) and its seat of government is the town of Gingin.

History[edit]

On 12 January and 23 February 1893, the Gingin Road District and Gingin Municipality were separately created. On 26 June 1903, the two entities merged into the former. On 1 July 1961, it became a shire following the enactment of the Local Government Act 1960.[2]

Wards[edit]

The Shire has been divided into several wards, most with one councillor:

  • Greater Gingin Ward (2 councillors)
  • Lancelin Ward (2 councillors)
  • Guilderton/Caraban Ward
  • Seabird/Gabbadah Ward
  • Woodridge Ward
  • North Ward
  • South Ward

Towns and localities[edit]

Population[edit]

Year Population
1911 669
1921 686
1933 1,063
1947 751
1954 757
1961 769
1966 1,021
1971 1,169
1976 1,255
1981 1,875
1986 2,589
1991 2,708
1996 3,178
2001 3,803
2006 4,318
2011 4,685

References[edit]

  1. ^ "3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia. Table 5. Estimated Resident Population, Local Government Areas, Western Australia". 3 April 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  2. ^ WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 3.0), 31 May 2007.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 31°20′28″S 115°54′29″E / 31.341°S 115.908°E / -31.341; 115.908