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Swan View

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Swan View is 5,479, with a population density of 9.59 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Swan View is bounded by Morrison Road, Myles Road, Blanchard Road, Talbot Road, Murchison Drive, Viveash Road and the City of Swan in the north, the locality of Hovea and Throssell Road in the east, Wallis Court, Wandu Road and the Railway Reserves Heritage Trail in the south and the railway line in the west.

Name origin

Swan View is named for the views of the Swan Valley from the higher land in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s. Growth took place in the 1890s. Significant development did not occur until the post-war years, with rapid growth during the 1970s and 1980s. The population increased slightly during the early 1990s, and then was relatively stable between 1996 and 2011, a result of some new dwellings being added, but a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Swan View is a mainly residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include John Forrest National Park, Swan View Shopping Centre, Brown Park Recreation Centre, Bedale Park, Brown Park, Chartwell Park, Christowe Park, Collier Park, Eaglemont Park, Nalya Park, Rhine Park, Watton Park, the Railway Reserves Heritage Trail and a number of schools.

Included areas

Part of the suburb of Swan View is located in the City of Swan.

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