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Beckenham
PerthWestern Australia
Population 7,518 (2016 census)
 • Density 1,296/km2 (3,360/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 6107
Area 5.8 km2 (2.2 sq mi)
Location 13 km (8 mi) from the Perth CBD
LGA(s) City of Gosnells
State electorate(s) Cannington
Federal Division(s) Division of Hasluck
Suburbs around Beckenham:
East Cannington Welshpool Wattle Grove
Cannington Beckenham Kenwick
Ferndale Thornlie Maddington

Beckenham is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Gosnells.

History

This suburb has seen many name changes. It was previously known as Buckingham, it once shared a "common usage" name of Waverley with East Cannington, and has one of the oldest and most well respected primary schools in Western Australia. The Canning River runs along the southwestern outskirts of Beckenham. In 2011 Beckenham released many new divisions of land and was recently awarded a 4.5/5 star rating in a poll of best places to live in Australia. In 2013 Beckenham house values increased by 14.30%.

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