Shire of Williams

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This article is about a local government area. For the town, see Williams, Western Australia.
Shire of Williams
Western Australia
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Location in Western Australia
Population 928 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density 0.39/km2 (1.0/sq mi)
Established 1871
Area 2,305.7 km2 (890.2 sq mi)
Mayor John Cowcher
Council seat Williams
Region Wheatbelt
State electorate(s) Wagin
Federal Division(s) O'Connor
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Website www.williams.wa.gov.au
LGAs around Shire of Williams:
Boddington Wandering Cuballing
Boddington Shire of Williams Narrogin
Collie West Arthur Wagin

The Shire of Williams is a local government area in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, about 161 kilometres (100 mi) southeast of the state capital, Perth. The Shire covers an area of 2,306 square kilometres (890 sq mi), and its seat of government is the town of Williams.

History[edit]

The Williams Road District was created in 1871 as one of the first regional local government areas in Western Australia. On 1 July 1961 it became a shire following the enactment of the Local Government Act 1960.[2]

Wards[edit]

Until 2002, the Shire was divided into 3 wards - North West (1), North East (1) and Central (3). On 3 May 2003 all wards were abolished and councillors sit at large.

Towns and localities[edit]

Population[edit]

Year Population
1911 866
1921 772
1933 929
1947 933
1954 1,413
1961 1,330
1966 1,193
1971 1,177
1976 1,178
1981 1,174
1986 1,146
1991 1,005
1996 1,018
2001 869
2006 863

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: 33°01′30″S 116°52′52″E / 33.025°S 116.881°E / -33.025; 116.881