Malaga, Western Australia

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Malaga
PerthWestern Australia
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Malaga is located in Perth
Malaga
Malaga
Location in metropolitan Perth
Coordinates 31°51′36″S 115°53′35″E / 31.86°S 115.893°E / -31.86; 115.893Coordinates: 31°51′36″S 115°53′35″E / 31.86°S 115.893°E / -31.86; 115.893
Postcode(s) 6090
Area 6.6 km2 (2.5 sq mi)
LGA(s) City of Swan
State electorate(s) West Swan
Federal Division(s) Division of Cowan
Suburbs around Malaga:
Koondoola Ballajura Whiteman
Mirrabooka Malaga Bennett Springs
Dianella Noranda Beechboro

Malaga (/məˈlɑːɡə/) is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, approximately 11 kilometres north of the CBD, in the City of Swan.

Etymology[edit]

The suburb is thought to be named after either the Spanish city of Málaga, or the Aboriginal word malaga which means ironstone. The name was approved in 1969.

Demographics[edit]

Malaga is an industrial precinct. Currently there are 2409 businesses with a workforce of over 12,000 people. The 2006 census listed only 28 people living in the suburb.

Significant facilities[edit]

The suburb contains a bus depot operated by TransPerth.

The Paramount College of Natural Medicine has its campus on Bonner Drive in Malaga.