City of Swan
The City of Swan is a local government area of Western Australia. It is in the eastern metropolitan region of Perth and includes the Swan Valley and 42 suburbs. It is centred approximately 20 km north-east of the Perth central business district. The City covers an area of 1,042 km² (which is 19.4% of the Perth Metro area) and had an estimated population of 155,653 in 2020.
|City of Swan|
|• Density||128.46/km2 (332.70/sq mi)|
|Area||1,042 km2 (402.3 sq mi)|
|Mayor||Cr Kevin Bailey|
|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|
32.7% of the City of Swan population was born overseas, compared with 36.1% for Greater Perth.
The largest non-English speaking country of birth in the City of Swan was India, where 3.1% of the population, or 4,163 people, were born.
The City of Swan was formed on 1 April 1970 as the Shire of Swan with the amalgamation of the Shire of Swan-Guildford and the Town of Midland. It assumed its current name when it gained city status on April 2000.
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 (Deputy Mayor), Cr Andrew Kiely, Cr Jennifer Catalano
- Midland/Guildford Ward - Cr Rashelle Predovnik, Cr Claire Scanlan, Cr Ian Johnson
- Pearce Ward - Cr Kevin Bailey (Mayor), Cr Tanya Richardson, Cr Patty Jones, Cr Cate McCullough
- Swan Valley/Gidgegannup Ward - Cr Charlie Zannino, Cr Rod Henderson
- Whiteman Ward - Cr Mel Congerton, Cr Bryce Parry, 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:
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- "Municipality Boundary Amendments Register" (PDF). Western Australian Electoral Distribution Commission. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
- 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)
- City of Swan - https://www.swan.wa.gov.au/Your-Council/Council/Meet-your-Councillors