Beckenham, Western Australia

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PerthWestern Australia
Beckenham is located in Perth
Coordinates32°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
Population5,938 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density1,006/km2 (2,607/sq mi)
Area5.9 km2 (2.3 sq mi)
Location13 km (8 mi) from Perth
LGA(s)City of Gosnells
State electorate(s)Cannington
Federal Division(s)Division of Hasluck[2]
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.[3]


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.[4] 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.[5] In 2013 Beckenham house values increased by 14.30%.[6]

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  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Beckenham (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-10-05.
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  4. ^ Carden, F.G. Along the Canning: A History of the City of Canning, City of Canning, 1st Edition 1968, 2nd edition, 1991,
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