Shire of Merredin

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is about a local government area. For the town, see Merredin, Western Australia.
Shire of Merredin
Western Australia
Merrediin LGA WA.png
Location in Western Australia
Population 3,440 (2011 est)[1]
 • Density 1.0425/km2 (2.700/sq mi)
Area 3,299.7 km2 (1,274.0 sq mi)
Mayor Ken Hooper
Council seat Merredin
Region Wheatbelt
State electorate(s) Central Wheatbelt
Federal Division(s) Durack, O'Connor
Website www.merredin.wa.gov.au
LGAs around Shire of Merredin:
Nungarin Mukinbudin Westonia
Kellerberrin Shire of Merredin Westonia
Bruce Rock Narembeen Yilgarn

The Shire of Merredin is a local government area in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, about 250 kilometres (155 mi) east of Perth, the state capital. Its seat of government is the town of Merredin, where 2,804 of the Shire's 3,595 residents live. The Shire covers an area of 3,300 square kilometres (1,274 sq mi).

History[edit]

On 30 June 1921, the Merredin Road District was created. On 1 July 1961, it became a shire under the Local Government Act 1960.[2]

Wards[edit]

On 3 May 2003, all wards were abolished and all 11 councillors sit at large.

Prior to this, the ward structure was as follows:

  • Central Ward (7 councillors)
  • North West Ward
  • North East Ward
  • South West Ward
  • Totadgin Ward

Towns and localities[edit]

Population[edit]

Year Population
1921 2,799
1933 3,445
1947 3,023
1954 3,797
1961 4,563
1966 5,297
1971 4,693
1976 4,730
1981 4,525
1986 4,177
1991 3,802
1996 3,634
2001 3,595
2006 3,245
2011 3,282

References[edit]

  1. ^ "3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia. Table 5. Estimated Resident Population, Local Government Areas, Western Australia". 30 March 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2012. 
  2. ^ WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 3.0), 31 July 2007.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 31°28′59″S 118°17′10″E / 31.483°S 118.286°E / -31.483; 118.286