Beckenham, Western Australia

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Beckenham
PerthWestern Australia
Beckenham is located in Perth
Beckenham
Beckenham
Coordinates 32°01′19″S 115°57′14″E / 32.022°S 115.954°E / -32.022; 115.954Coordinates: 32°01′19″S 115°57′14″E / 32.022°S 115.954°E / -32.022; 115.954
Population 5,938 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density 1,006/km2 (2,607/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 6107
Area 5.9 km2 (2.3 sq mi)
Location 13 km (8 mi) from Perth
LGA(s) City of Gosnells
State electorate(s) Cannington
Federal Division(s) Swan
Suburbs around Beckenham:
East Cannington Welshpool Wattle Grove
Cannington Beckenham Kenwick
Ferndale Thornlie Maddington

Beckenham is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Gosnells.

History[edit]

This suburb has seen many name changes. It was previously known as Buckingham, it once shared a "common usage" name of Waverley with East Cannington, and has one of the oldest and most well respected primary schools in Western Australia.[2] The Canning River runs along the southwestern outskirts of Beckenham. In 2011 Beckenham released many new divisions of land and was recently awarded a 4.5/5 star rating in a poll of best places to live in Australia.[3] In 2013 Beckenham house values increased by 14.30%.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Beckenham (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  2. ^ Carden, F.G. Along the Canning: A History of the City of Canning, City of Canning, 1st Edition 1968, 2nd edition, 1991,
  3. ^ http://www.homely.com.au/beckenham-gosnells-perth-greater-western-australia
  4. ^ http://reiwa.com.au/Research/Pages/Price-growth-by-suburb.aspx