City of Swan
|City of Swan|
|Population||133,851 (2016 census)|
|• Density||128.33/km2 (332.38/sq mi)|
|Area||1,043 km2 (402.7 sq mi)|
|Region||Eastern Metropolitan Perth, Swan Valley|
|State electorate(s)||Bassendean, Midland, Swan Hills, West Swan, Mirrabooka|
|Federal Division(s)||Swan, Cowan, Hasluck, Pearce|
|Website||City of Swan|
The City of Swan is a local government area of Western Australia. It is in Perth's eastern metropolitan region and includes the Swan Valley, centred approximately 20 km north-east of the Perth Central Business District (CBD). The City covers an area of 1,043 km² (much of which is uninhabited) and had a population of almost 134,000 as at the 2016 Census. At the 2001 census, 10% of the population were born in the United Kingdom, while significant Southern European and South-East Asian minorities are also located here.
The City of Swan began as three entities:
- The Municipality of Guildford, gazetted in 1871.
- The Municipality of Helena Vale, gazetted in 1895, becoming the Municipality of Midland Junction in 1901 and the Town of Midland in 1961.
- The Swan Roads Board, gazetted in 1871.
On 1 July 1961, Guildford and the Swan Roads Board merged into the Shire of Swan-Guildford. Swan-Guildford and Midland united on 1 April 1970 as the Shire of Swan, and 30 years later, on 1 April 2000, became the City of Swan.
The City of Swan is divided into 5 wards, most of which have three Councillors:
- Altone Ward (3 Councillors)
- Midland/Guildford Ward (3 Councillors)
- Pearce Ward (4 Councillors)
- Swan Valley/Gidgegannup Ward (2 Councillors)
- Whiteman Ward (3 Councillors)
- Altone Ward - Cr David Lucas (Mayor), Cr Andrew Kiely, Cr Peter Lyndon-James
- Midland Ward - Cr Mark Elliot, Cr Claire Scanlan, Cr Ian Johnson
- Pearce Ward - Cr Kevin Bailey (Deputy Mayor), Cr David McDonnell, Cr Patty Jones, Cr Cate McCullough
- Swan Valley/Gidgegannup Ward - Cr Charlie Zannino, Cr Rod Henderson
- Whiteman Ward - Cr Adam Kovalevs, Cr Maria Haynes, Cr John McNamara
- Bennett Springs
- Henley Brook
- Herne Hill
- Jane Brook
- Middle Swan
- Red Hill
- South Guildford
- Swan View
- The Vines
- Upper Swan
- West Swan
The populations of the City of Swan's antecedents were:
The post-1970 populations of the combined Shire/City of Swan were:
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Swan (C)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
- WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 2.0), 31 May 2003.
- Pascual Juanola, Marta (31 March 2016). "Noranda joins Baysy". The Perth Voice. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
- Ward Map, City of Swan, 21 October 2017 (accessed 17 April 2018)