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.[3]

City of Swan
Western Australia
The City of Swan within the Perth Metropolitan Area
Map
Population152,974 (LGA 2021)[1]
Established1970
Area1,042 km2 (402.3 sq mi)
MayorTanya Richardson[2]
Council seatMidland
RegionEastern Metropolitan Perth, Swan Valley
State electorate(s)Bassendean, Midland, Swan Hills, West Swan, Mirrabooka
Federal division(s)Swan, Cowan, Durack, Hasluck, Pearce
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.[4]

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.[4]

History edit

The City of Swan was formed on 20 February 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 25 April 2000.[5]

On 1 July 2016 the portion of Noranda north of Widgee Road was transferred to the City of Bayswater.[6]

Wards edit

The City of Swan is divided into 5 wards, most of which have three Councillors:[7]

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

Councillors edit

The Following table shows the Council of the City of Swan as of July 2022:[8]
Councillor Ward Term Expiry Notes
David Lucas Altone 2023 Mayor
Mel Congerton Whiteman 2023 Deputy Mayor
Aaron Bowman Pearce 2025
Andrew Kiely Altone 2025
Bryce Parry Whiteman 2023
Cate McCullough Pearce 2023
Charlie Zannino Swan Valley/Gidgegannup 2025
Dave Knight Whiteman 2025
Ian Johnson Midland/Guildford 2023
Jennifer Catalano Altone 2025
Patty Jones Pearce 2025
Rashelle Predovnik Midland/Guildford 2023
Rod Henderson Swan Valley/Gidgegannup 2023
Sarah Howlett Midland/Guildford 2025
Tanya Richardson Pearce 2023

Suburbs edit

The suburbs of the City of Swan with population and size figures based on the most recent Australian census:[9][10]

Suburb Population Area Map
Aveley 13,998 (SAL 2021)[11] 6.1 km2 (2.4 sq mi)  
Ballajura 18,459 (SAL 2021)[12] 8.9 km2 (3.4 sq mi)  
Baskerville 302 (SAL 2021)[13] 7.7 km2 (3.0 sq mi)  
Beechboro 9,112 (SAL 2021)[14] 4.9 km2 (1.9 sq mi)  
Belhus 264 (SAL 2021)[15] 4 km2 (1.5 sq mi)  
Bellevue 1,514 (SAL 2021)[16] 3 km2 (1.2 sq mi)  
Bennett Springs 5,929 (SAL 2021)[17] 4.4 km2 (1.7 sq mi)  
Brabham 8,665 (SAL 2021)[18] 6.5 km2 (2.5 sq mi)  
Brigadoon 1,025 (SAL 2021)[19] 20 km2 (7.7 sq mi)  
Bullsbrook 5,605 (SAL 2021)[20] 253.8 km2 (98.0 sq mi)  
Bushmead 677 (SAL 2021)[21] 3.2 km2 (1.2 sq mi)  
Caversham 7,419 (SAL 2021)[22] 11.6 km2 (4.5 sq mi)  
Cullacabardee 45 (SAL 2021)[23] 14.8 km2 (5.7 sq mi)  
Dayton 5,507 (SAL 2021)[24] 2.8 km2 (1.1 sq mi)  
Ellenbrook 24,668 (SAL 2021)[25] 13.1 km2 (5.1 sq mi)  
Gidgegannup 2,818 (SAL 2021)[26] 303.7 km2 (117.3 sq mi)  
Guildford 2,040 (SAL 2021)[27] 3.2 km2 (1.2 sq mi)  
Hazelmere 935 (SAL 2021)[28] 7.3 km2 (2.8 sq mi)  
Henley Brook 2,500 (SAL 2021)[29] 7.3 km2 (2.8 sq mi)  
Herne Hill 1,542 (SAL 2021)[30] 17.1 km2 (6.6 sq mi)  
Jane Brook 3,670 (SAL 2021)[31] 5.3 km2 (2.0 sq mi)  
Kiara 1,776 (SAL 2021)[32] 1.4 km2 (0.54 sq mi)  
Koongamia 985 (SAL 2021)[33] 0.6 km2 (0.23 sq mi)  
Lexia 30 (SAL 2021)[34] 25.8 km2 (10.0 sq mi)  
Lockridge 3,322 (SAL 2021)[35] 1.4 km2 (0.54 sq mi)  
Malaga 25 (SAL 2021)[36] 6.6 km2 (2.5 sq mi)  
Melaleuca 0 (SAL 2016)[37][38] 78.8 km2 (30.4 sq mi)  
Middle Swan 2,852 (SAL 2021)[39] 12.8 km2 (4.9 sq mi)  
Midland 6,335 (SAL 2021)[40] 4.4 km2 (1.7 sq mi)  
Midvale 2,283 (SAL 2021)[41] 2.9 km2 (1.1 sq mi)  
Millendon 490 (SAL 2021)[42] 6.9 km2 (2.7 sq mi)  
Perth Airport * 25 (SAL 2021)[43] 19.2 km2 (7.4 sq mi)  
Red Hill 85 (SAL 2021)[44] 15.7 km2 (6.1 sq mi)  
South Guildford 3,781 (SAL 2021)[45] 5.8 km2 (2.2 sq mi)  
Stratton 3,267 (SAL 2021)[46] 2.3 km2 (0.89 sq mi)  
Swan View 7,889 (SAL 2021)[47] 7.5 km2 (2.9 sq mi)  
The Vines 5,848 (SAL 2021)[48] 6.6 km2 (2.5 sq mi)  
Upper Swan 549 (SAL 2021)[49] 19.8 km2 (7.6 sq mi)  
Viveash 1,280 (SAL 2021)[50] 2.1 km2 (0.81 sq mi)  
West Swan 786 (SAL 2021)[51] 6.6 km2 (2.5 sq mi)  
Whiteman 10 (SAL 2021)[52] 27.7 km2 (10.7 sq mi)  
Woodbridge 1,207 (SAL 2021)[53] 1.4 km2 (0.54 sq mi)  

( * indicates suburb partially located within City)

Population edit

 
Original Council Chambers in Guildford

Population of antecedent councils edit

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

Population of the unified City of Swan edit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1911 6,982—    
1921 9,188+31.6%
1933 10,948+19.2%
1947 13,446+22.8%
1954 17,996+33.8%
1961 18,653+3.7%
1966 19,135+2.6%
1971 25,682+34.2%
1976 26,932+4.9%
YearPop.±%
1981 31,859+18.3%
1986 37,383+17.3%
1991 52,968+41.7%
1996 68,795+29.9%
2001 82,126+19.4%
2006 93,279+13.6%
2011 108,461+16.3%
2016 133,851+23.4%
2021 152,974+14.3%

Heritage-listed places edit

As of 2023, 675 places are heritage-listed in the City of Swan,[54] of which 317 are on the State Register of Heritage Places, among them the Garrick Theatre, Guildford Grammar School Chapel and the Midland Railway Workshops.[55]

References edit

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Swan (Local Government Area)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022.  
  2. ^ "2023 Ordinary Election - Swan". www.elections.wa.gov.au. Western Australian Electoral Commission. 2023. Retrieved 6 November 2023.
  3. ^ "Population forecasts | City of Swan | forecast.id". forecast.id.com.au. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Birthplace | City of Swan | Community profile". profile.id.com.au. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  5. ^ "Municipality Boundary Amendments Register" (PDF). Western Australian Electoral Distribution Commission. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  6. ^ Pascual Juanola, Marta (31 March 2016). "Noranda joins Baysy". The Perth Voice. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
  7. ^ Ward Map, City of Swan, 21 October 2017 (accessed 17 April 2018)
  8. ^ City of Swan - https://www.swan.wa.gov.au/Your-Council/Council/Meet-your-Councillors
  9. ^ "SLIP Map". maps.slip.wa.gov.au. Landgate. Retrieved 1 January 2023.
  10. ^ "NationalMap". nationalmap.gov.au. Geoscience Australia. Retrieved 1 January 2023.
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  12. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Ballajura (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022.  
  13. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Baskerville (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022.  
  14. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Beechboro (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022.  
  15. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Belhus (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022.  
  16. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Bellevue (WA) (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022.  
  17. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Bennett Springs (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022.  
  18. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Brabham (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022.  
  19. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Brigadoon (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022.  
  20. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Bullsbrook (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022.  
  21. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Bushmead (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022.  
  22. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Caversham (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022.  
  23. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Cullacabardee (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022.  
  24. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Dayton (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022.  
  25. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Ellenbrook (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022.  
  26. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Gidgegannup (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022.  
  27. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Guildford (WA) (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022.  
  28. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Hazelmere (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022.  
  29. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Henley Brook (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022.  
  30. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Herne Hill (WA) (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022.  
  31. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Jane Brook (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022.  
  32. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Kiara (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022.  
  33. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Koongamia (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022.  
  34. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Lexia (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022.  
  35. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Lockridge (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022.  
  36. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Malaga (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022.  
  37. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Melaleuca (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2016.  
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  39. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Middle Swan (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022.  
  40. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Midland (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022.  
  41. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Midvale (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022.  
  42. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Millendon (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022.  
  43. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Perth Airport (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022.  
  44. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Red Hill (WA) (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022.  
  45. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "South Guildford (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022.  
  46. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Stratton (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022.  
  47. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Swan View (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022.  
  48. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "The Vines (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022.  
  49. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Upper Swan (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022.  
  50. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Viveash (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022.  
  51. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "West Swan (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022.  
  52. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Whiteman (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022.  
  53. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Woodbridge (WA) (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022.  
  54. ^ "City of Swan Park Heritage Places". inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au. Heritage Council of Western Australia. Retrieved 18 February 2023.
  55. ^ "City of Swan State Register of Heritage Places". inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au. Heritage Council of Western Australia. Retrieved 18 February 2023.

External links edit

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