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[2].

City of Swan
Western Australia
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Population
 • Density128.46/km2 (332.70/sq mi)
Established1871
Area1,042 km2 (402.3 sq mi)
MayorCr Kevin Bailey
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

32.7% of the City of Swan population was born overseas, compared with 36.1% for Greater Perth.[3]

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.[3]

HistoryEdit

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.[4]

On 1 July 2016 the portion of Noranda north of Widgee Road was transferred to the City of Bayswater.[5]

WardsEdit

The City of Swan is divided into 5 wards, most of which have three Councillors:[6]

  • 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 (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[7]

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. ^ "Population forecasts | City of Swan | forecast.id". forecast.id.com.au. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Birthplace | City of Swan | Community profile". profile.id.com.au. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  4. ^ "Municipality Boundary Amendments Register" (PDF). Western Australian Electoral Distribution Commission. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  5. ^ Pascual Juanola, Marta (31 March 2016). "Noranda joins Baysy". The Perth Voice. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
  6. ^ Ward Map, City of Swan, 21 October 2017 (accessed 17 April 2018)
  7. ^ City of Swan - https://www.swan.wa.gov.au/Your-Council/Council/Meet-your-Councillors

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 31°53′42″S 115°59′35″E / 31.895°S 115.993°E / -31.895; 115.993