St James, Western Australia

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St James
Perth,  Western Australia
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St James
Coordinates 32°00′04″S115°54′40″E / 32.001°S 115.911°E / -32.001; 115.911 Coordinates: 32°00′04″S115°54′40″E / 32.001°S 115.911°E / -32.001; 115.911
Population4,905 (2016 census) [1]
Established1957
Postcode(s) 6102
LGA(s) Town of Victoria Park
State electorate(s) Victoria Park
Federal Division(s) Swan
Suburbs around St James:
East Victoria Park East Victoria Park Welshpool
Bentley St James Bentley
Bentley Bentley Bentley

St James is a suburb shared between the Town of Victoria Park and the City of Canning in the Perth metropolitan area.

It was gazetted in 1957 by the then Canning Road Board (now City of Canning) and is named after St James's Park in London. A number of streets in the suburb are named after notable UK Prime Ministers and Members of Parliament (including Palmerston, Walpole and Pitt Streets). [2] . Boundary Road, as the name suggests, defines the boundary between the City of Canning and Town of Victoria Park and is the main east-west thoroughfare in the suburb. The main north-south counterparts are Albany Highway in the east and Berwick Street-Chapman Road in the west.

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References

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "St James (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 October 2020. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  2. "Perth and surrounds suburb names". Landgate. Retrieved 30 October 2020.