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Division Profile

  • Division name: Canning
  • State: Western Australia
  • Name derivation: Named after Alfred Canning 1860-1936, surveyor who pioneered stock roads and rabbit proof fences in Western Australia.
  • Size & Location description: Canning covers an area of approximately 6 178 sq km from the south-east metropolitan areas of Perth to the adjoining rural areas in the east and south, including the Shires of Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Murray and Waroona. The main suburbs include Armadale, Mandurah, Kelmscott, Roleystone, Westfield and Wungong. Other localities include Byford, Cardup, Dwellingup, Forrestdale, Halls Head, Jarrahdale, Mundijong, North Dandalup, Oakford, Pinjarra, Ravenswood, Serpentine, Waroona and Yunderup.
  • Products/industries of the area: Some heavy and light industry, bauxite mining, stone and citrus fruits, beef and dairy farming, market gardens and forestry.
  • First proclaimed/election: 1948/1949
  • Demographic rating Outer Metropolitan