Shire of Quairading

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This article is about a local government area. For the town, see Quairading, Western Australia.
Shire of Quairading
Western Australia
Quairading LGA WA.png
Location in Western Australia
Population 1,094 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density 0.54217/km2 (1.4042/sq mi)
Established 1913
Area 2,017.8 km2 (779.1 sq mi)
Mayor Darryl Richards
Council seat Quairading
Region Wheatbelt
State electorate(s) Central Wheatbelt
Federal Division(s) O'Connor
Quairading logo.jpg
Website Shire of Quairading
LGAs around Shire of Quairading:
Cunderdin Tammin Kellerberrin
York
Beverley
Shire of Quairading Bruce Rock
Brookton Corrigin Corrigin

The Shire of Quairading is a local government area in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, about 170 kilometres (106 mi) east of the state capital, Perth. The Shire covers an area of 2,018 square kilometres (779 sq mi), and its seat of government is the town of Quairading.

History[edit]

Quairading was initially constituted as the Greenhills Road District in 1892, covering a large area east of York. In 1913, Greenhills was broken up to form Avon, East Avon (Bruce Rock) and Kunjinn (Corrigin). In 1922 the Avon Road District was renamed to Quairading, and on 1 July 1961, it became a Shire under the Local Government Act 1960.[2]

Wards[edit]

The Shire is no longer divided into wards and the nine councillors sit at large. Prior to the 2003 elections, there were eleven councillors representing five wards: Town (3), Southwest, Southeast, Northwest and Northeast (2 each).

Towns and localities[edit]

Population[edit]

Year Population
1921 1,273
1933 1,754
1947 1,424
1954 1,721
1961 1,789
1966 1,687
1971 1,652
1976 1,470
1981 1,300
1986 1,243
1991 1,147
1996 1,173
2001 1,041
2006 1,022

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 July 2007.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 32°00′36″S 117°23′56″E / 32.010°S 117.399°E / -32.010; 117.399