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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.

City of Swan
Western Australia
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Population133,851 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density128.33/km2 (332.38/sq mi)
Established1871
Area1,043 km2 (402.7 sq mi)
MayorDavid Lucas
Council seatMidland
RegionEastern Metropolitan Perth, Swan Valley
State electorate(s)Bassendean, Midland, Swan Hills, West Swan, Mirrabooka
Federal Division(s)Swan, Cowan, Hasluck, Pearce
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WebsiteCity of Swan
LGAs around City of Swan:
Wanneroo Chittering Toodyay
Wanneroo City of Swan Mundaring
Stirling Bayswater
Bassendean
Kalamunda

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HistoryEdit

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.[2]

On 1 July 2016 the portion of Noranda north of Widgee Road was transferred to the City of Bayswater.[3]

WardsEdit

The City of Swan is divided into 5 wards, most of which have three Councillors:[4]

  • Altone Ward (3 Councillors)
  • Midland/Guildford Ward (3 Councillors)
  • Pearce Ward (4 Councillors)
  • Swan Valley/Gidgegannup Ward (2 Councillors)
  • Whiteman Ward (3 Councillors)

CouncillorsEdit

  • 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

SuburbsEdit

PopulationEdit

 
Original Council Chambers in Guildford

The populations of the City of Swan's antecedents were:

Year Total Swan Guildford Midland
1911 6,982 1,829 1,669 3,484
1921 9,188 2,375 1,876 4,937
1933 10,948 3,501 2,039 5,408
1947 13,446 5,047 2,217 6,182
1954 17,996 7,366 2,134 8,496
1961 18,653 9,397 9,256
1966 19,135 9,800 9,335

The post-1970 populations of the combined Shire/City of Swan were:

Year Population
1971 25,682
1976 26,932
1981 31,859
1986 37,383
1991 52,968
1996 68,795
2001 82,126
2006 93,279
2011 108,461
2016 133,851

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Swan (C)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 November 2017.  
  2. ^ WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 2.0), 31 May 2003.
  3. ^ Pascual Juanola, Marta (31 March 2016). "Noranda joins Baysy". The Perth Voice. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
  4. ^ Ward Map, City of Swan, 21 October 2017 (accessed 17 April 2018)

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