City of Stirling
|City of Stirling
|Population||210,208 (2016 census) (16th)|
|• Density||1,998.2/km2 (5,175.2/sq mi)|
|Area||105.2 km2 (40.6 sq mi)|
|Region||North Metropolitan Perth|
|Federal Division(s)||Curtin, Perth, Stirling|
|Website||City of Stirling|
The City of Stirling is a local government area in the northern suburbs of the Western Australian capital city of Perth about 10 kilometres (6 mi) north of Perth's central business district. The City covers an area of 105.2 square kilometres (40.6 sq mi) and had a population of over 210,000 as at the 2016 Census, making it the largest local government area by population in Western Australia.
Stirling was established in 1871 as the Perth Road District under the District Roads Act 1871. The district at that time included what are now the Cities of Wanneroo, Joondalup, Bayswater and Belmont.
With the passage of the Local Government Act 1960, all road districts became shires effective from 1 July 1961. The Shire of Perth had a population of 84,000 in 1961. It was declared a city and renamed Stirling on 24 January 1971.
The city has been divided into seven wards, each of two councillors. Each councillor serves a four-year term, and half-elections are held every two years. The mayor is elected from among the councillors.
- Balga Ward
- Coastal Ward
- Doubleview Ward
- Hamersley Ward
- Inglewood Ward
- Lawley Ward
- Osborne Ward
- Mount Lawley
- North Beach
- Osborne Park
- Tuart Hill
- Watermans Bay
- Wembley Downs
- The 1996 figure includes 9,703 residents who were transferred to the City of Bayswater in 1998.
The City of Stirling holds 6 libraries. They are the:
- Scarborough Library
- Karrinyup Library
- Dianella Library
- Inglewood Library
- Mirrabooka Library
- Osborne Library
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Stirling (C)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
- "Local Government Act 1960 — Order in Council (per LG 619/69)". Western Australia Government Gazette. 30 October 1970. p. 1970:3346. Nominates 24 January 1971 as effective date.
- WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 3.0), 31 May 2007.