Community Profile

The City of Stirling (map) is located eight kilometres north of Perth’s Central Business District and covers an area of around 100 square kilometres from Scarborough, Trigg and North Beach in the west to Balga and Inglewood in the east and from Beach Road in the north to Herdsman in the south. It is the largest local government area by population in Western Australia and the seventeenth largest in Australia.

The City of Stirling’s population and households are increasingly diverse. In 2016 the Census determined that over one third of the population were born overseas and about a quarter of the population spoke a language other than English at home. The Census counted more than 1% of the City’s population to be Indigenous Australians. Approximately 4% of the City’s population were identified as requiring assistance with core activities.

The City is mainly urban, with over 96,000 private dwellings counted in the 2016 Census. It also has 1,780 hectares of open space for reserves, parks, natural conservation areas and special purpose lands, including over 600 hectares of natural bushland, 26 wetland sites and 6.5 kilometres of coastal dunes and beaches.

This website contains demographic insights for Stirling. For further information about Stirling’s diverse community, please contact the City of Stirling, phone: 08 9345 8822.

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