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East Cannington

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for East Cannington is 5,836, with a population density of 20.40 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

East Cannington is bounded by Welshpool Road in the north, the City of Gosnells, William Street and Luyer Avenue in the east, Lacey Street and the railway line in the south, and a line running continuous of Thomas Street, Thomas Street, Reginald Street, Whitlock Road and Gibbs Street in the west.

Name origin

East Cannington is named for the area to the east of the Cannington Station, which was named after George Canning, former Prime Minister of Great Britain.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for farming. Significant development did not occur until the late 1950s. Rapid growth took place during the 1960s and 1970s. The population increased from the early 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area, with the most substantial growth between 2006 and 2011.

Land use

East Cannington is an established residential area, with some commercial land use.

Major features

Major features of the area include Albion Park, East Cannington Park, Glamorgan Park, Groundlark Park, Huntley Park, Russell Park, the Cannington railway station and Gibbs Street Primary School.