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Division Profile

  • Division name: Swan
  • State: Western Australia
  • Name derivation: Named after the Swan River which was discovered and named by the Dutch explorer, Willem de Vlamingh in 1697, after the famous black swans of the area.
  • Size & Location description: Swan covers an area of approximately 126 sq km bordered by the Swan River in the north and west, the Canning River and High Road in the south, and the Roe Highway and Perth Airport in the east. Suburbs include Ascot, Beckenham, Belmont, Bentley, Burswood, Cannington, Carlisle, Cloverdale, Como, East Cannington, East Victoria Park, Ferndale, Karawara, Kensington, Kewdale, Langford, Lathlain, Lynward, Manning, Queens Park, Redcliffe, Rivervale, Salter Point, St James, South Perth, Victoria Park, Waterford, Welshpool and Wilson. The traditional owners of the land are the Noongar people.
  • Products/industries of the area: Light industry, commercial and retail trade, transport including trucking, railway marshalling yards and Perth international and domestic airport terminals, education including Curtin University of Technology, and sport and tourism including Burswood Entertainment Complex.
  • First proclaimed/election: 1901
  • Demographic rating Inner Metropolitan