City of Swan

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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)
MayorKevin Bailey
Council seat Midland
Region Eastern 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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Website City of Swan
LGAs around City of Swan:
Wanneroo Chittering Toodyay
Wanneroo City of Swan Mundaring
Stirling Bayswater
Bassendean
Kalamunda

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]

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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]

History

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]

Wards

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

Councillors

Suburbs

Population

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Original Council Chambers in Guildford

Population of antecedent councils

YearTotalSwanGuildfordMidland
19116,9821,8291,6693,484
19219,1882,3751,8764,937
193310,9483,5012,0395,408
194713,4465,0472,2176,182
195417,9967,3662,1348,496
196118,6539,3979,256
196619,1359,8009,335

Population of the unified City of Swan

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%

Heritage-listed places

As of 2021, 645 places are heritage-listed in the City of Swan, [8] of which 316 are on the State Register of Heritage Places, among them the Garrick Theatre, Guildford Grammar School Chapel and the Midland Railway Workshops. [9]

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References

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Swan (C)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 November 2017. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  2. "Population forecasts | City of Swan | forecast.id". forecast.id.com.au. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  3. 1 2 "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
  8. "City of Swan Park Heritage Places". inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au. Heritage Council of Western Australia. Retrieved 6 March 2021.
  9. "City of Swan State Register of Heritage Places". inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au. Heritage Council of Western Australia. Retrieved 6 March 2021.

Coordinates: 31°53′42″S115°59′35″E / 31.895°S 115.993°E / -31.895; 115.993