Hilbert, Western Australia

Hilbert is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Armadale. This rural and semi-rural suburb is located on the city's fringe, and in the 2010s began to be subdivided for urban purposes.

Hilbert
PerthWestern Australia
Coordinates32°10′19″S 115°58′48″E / 32.172°S 115.980°E / -32.172; 115.980Coordinates: 32°10′19″S 115°58′48″E / 32.172°S 115.980°E / -32.172; 115.980
Population438 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density50.9/km2 (131.9/sq mi)
Established2008
Postcode(s)6112
Area8.6 km2 (3.3 sq mi)
Location
LGA(s)City of Armadale
State electorate(s)Armadale
Federal division(s)
Suburbs around Hilbert:
Forrestdale Haynes Brookdale
Forrestdale Hilbert Wungong
Oakford Darling Downs Darling Downs

The name was derived from the Hilbert family who were dairy farmers within the area. A road was proposed through Wilhelm Hermann (known as Herman or Harry) Hilbert's property in 1899, and in 1966 the unconstructed road reserve was named "Hilbert Road". There is also a large wetland in the locality generally referred to as the Hilbert Road Swamp.[2]

The locality was formed from the suburb of Brookdale on 1 April 2008, and on 4 October 2011 the suburb's western boundary was amended to coincide with the centreline of Tonkin Highway.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Hilbert (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 May 2016.  
  2. ^ a b "Armadale Road and Locality Names" (PDF). City of Armadale. Retrieved 21 May 2016.