Gidgegannup, Western Australia

Gidgegannup is a township 40 kilometres (25 mi) northeast of Perth, the capital city of Western Australia. The name Gidgegannup comes from a Noongar word meaning "Place where spears are made", and was first recorded by passing surveyors in 1852.[2]

Gidgegannup
Western Australia
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Noble Falls
Gidgegannup is located in Perth
Gidgegannup
Gidgegannup
Coordinates31°47′31″S 116°11′53″E / 31.792°S 116.198°E / -31.792; 116.198Coordinates: 31°47′31″S 116°11′53″E / 31.792°S 116.198°E / -31.792; 116.198
Population2,743 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density8.2249/km2 (21.302/sq mi)
Postcode(s)6083
Area333.5 km2 (128.8 sq mi)
Location40 km (25 mi) NE of Perth
LGA(s)City of Swan
State electorate(s)Swan Hills
Federal Division(s)Pearce
Suburbs around Gidgegannup:
Bullsbrook Julimar Morangup
Brigadoon and Herne Hill Gidgegannup Wooroloo
Hovea and Parkerville Stoneville and Mount Helena Chidlow

The townsite is situated on Toodyay Road. The locality is drained by the north flowing Wooroloo and Gidgegannup Brooks. Due to low density development, considerable amounts of natural vegetation remain in the area - and the roads to the north of Toodyay road (O'Brien, Clenton and Berry, and Reen Roads) have been designated Wildflower Scenic Drive.[3]

The Gidgegannup Agricultural Society has had over 60 shows at the Gidgegannup showgrounds.[4]

PopulationEdit

In the 2016 Australian census, there were 2,743 people in Gidgegannup. 71.8% of people were born in Australia. The next most common country of birth was England at 9.6%. The most common responses for religion were No Religion 37.9%, Anglican 20.4% and Catholic 15.9%.[1]

Localities With-InEdit

Gidgegannup has several official and non-official localities of note.

  • Tilden Park
  • Hampton Estate
  • Paruna (Birkner Estate)
  • Noble Falls

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Gidgegannup (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 January 2019.    Material was copied from this source, which is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of metropolitan suburb names – G". Retrieved 23 May 2007. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ (2007) Gidgegannup Wildflower Scenic Drive _ Walk Trails Guide and Map City of Swan, Swan Valley and Eastern Region Visitors Centre
  4. ^ Sheperd, Noela.(1996) Gidgegannup Agricultural Society Inc. : 1946-1996 : celebrating fifty years of achievement : Saturday 26 October 1996, Gidgegannup Showground / photographs courtesy of Mabel McCagh (nee Breeze) ; written by Noela Sheperd for the Gidgegannup History Group.[Gidgegannup, W.A.] : Gidgegannup History Group.- see also http://henrietta.liswa.wa.gov.au/search~S2?/aGidgegannup+Agricultural+Society./agidgegannup+agricultural+society/-3%2C-1%2C0%2CB/exact&FF=agidgegannup+agricultural+society&1%2C3%2C

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