Shire of Wandering

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Shire of Wandering
Western Australia
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Location in Western Australia
Population444 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density0.23359/km2 (0.6050/sq mi)
Area1,900.8 km2 (733.9 sq mi)
Council seatWandering
RegionWheatbelt
State electorate(s)Wagin
Federal Division(s)O'Connor
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WebsiteShire of Wandering
LGAs around Shire of Wandering:
Serpentine- Jarrahdale Beverley Brookton
Boddington Shire of Wandering Pingelly
Boddington Williams Cuballing

The Shire of Wandering is a local government area in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, and, with a population of 318 as at the 2001 census, is one of the nation's smallest. It covers an area of 1,901 square kilometres (734 sq mi) generally to the east of Albany Highway about 120 kilometres (75 mi) south-east of Perth, the state capital. The Shire's seat of government is the town of Wandering.

History[edit]

The Wandering Road District was gazetted on 6 October 1874 out of land previously managed by the Williams Road Board.[2] On 1 July 1961, it became a shire following the enactment of the Local Government Act 1960.[3]

Wards[edit]

The Shire is undivided and is represented by seven councillors.

From 1941 until the 2009 elections, it was divided into four wards as follows:

  • North Ward (two councillors)
  • North East Ward (two councillors)
  • South Ward (two councillors)
  • Town Ward (one councillor)

Towns and localities[edit]

Population[edit]

Year Population
1911 441
1921 564
1933 450
1947 419
1954 557
1961 661
1966 611
1971 500
1976 470
1981 487
1986 402
1991 414
1996 370
2001 318
2006 355

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Wandering (S)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Western Australian Government Gazette, 6 October 1874, p.174. Accessed on microfilm at Battye Library, Perth.
  3. ^ WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 3.0), 31 July 2007.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 32°40′55″S 116°40′41″E / 32.682°S 116.678°E / -32.682; 116.678