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The City of Swan within the Perth Metropolitan Area
|• Density||128.46/km2 (332.7/sq mi)|
|Area||1,042 km2 (402.3 sq mi)|
|Region||Eastern Metropolitan Perth, Swan Valley|
|State electorate(s)||Bassendean, Midland, Swan Hills, West Swan, Mirrabooka|
|Federal Division(s)||Swan, Cowan, Hasluck, Pearce|
|Website||City of Swan|
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.
32.7% of the City of Swan population was born overseas, compared with 36.1% for Greater Perth.
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.
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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