City of Swan facts for kids
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|Population||132,082 (2015 est)|
|• Density||126.52/km2 (327.7/sq mi)|
|Area||1,044 km2 (403.1 sq mi)|
|Region||Eastern Metropolitan Perth, Swan Valley|
|State electorate(s)||Bassendean, Midland, Swan Hills, West Swan, Mirrabooka|
|Federal Division(s)||Perth, Cowan, Hasluck, Pearce|
|Website||City of Swan|
The City of Swan is a local government area of Western Australia. It is in Perth's eastern metropolitan region and includes the Swan Valley, centred approximately 20 km north-east of the Perth Central Business District (CBD). The City covers an area of 1,044 km² (much of which is uninhabited) and has a population of about 132,000. At the 2001 census, 10% of the population were born in the United Kingdom, while significant Southern European and South-East Asian minorities are also located here.
The City of Swan began as three entities:
- The Municipality of Guildford, gazetted in 1871.
- The Municipality of Helena Vale, gazetted in 1895, becoming the Municipality of Midland Junction in 1901 and the Town of Midland in 1961.
- The Swan Roads Board, gazetted in 1871.
On 1 July 1961, Guildford and the Swan Roads Board merged into the Shire of Swan-Guildford. Swan-Guildford and Midland united on 1 April 1970 as the Shire of Swan, and 30 years later, on 1 April 2000, became the City of Swan.
On 1 July 2016 the portion of Noranda north of Widgee Road was transferred to the City of Bayswater.
The City of Swan is divided into 7 wards, most of which have three Councillors:
- Altone Ward (3 Councillors)
- Ballajura Ward (3 Councillors)
- Midland/Guildford Ward (3 Councillors)
- Ellenbrook (3 Councillors)
- Swan Valley Gidgegannup (2 Councillors)
- North Ward (1 Councillor)
The populations of the City of Swan's antecedents were:
The post-1970 populations of the combined Shire/City of Swan were:
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