The City of Bayswater is home to a culturally diverse and vibrant community, set against the backdrop of four thriving town centres, over 380 hectares of green open space and a 10 kilometre stretch of the Swan River.
The City has built a strong reputation for providing the services our community value. We place importance on sustainability and the environment, improving the amenity of town centres, engaging with the community, and creating the opportunity for people to make the most of living in this inner-urban location.
We operate three libraries, two recreation centres and support over 150 local sporting clubs. We maintain 180 parks, ovals and open spaces, 107 play spaces, and manage a local road network that spans 460 kilometres.
Our community is multicultural - 38% of the population were born overseas and 32% speak a language other than English at home. We are the third most culturally and linguistically diverse local government area in Western Australia; and we proudly celebrate all who call the City home.
We respect and value the important role older members of our community play, and we work with the City’s youth to keep them engaged and encourage their participation in decision-making processes. We make it a priority to ensure the people who live here have every opportunity to make their voice heard.
Creativity is a way of life in our City and by supporting the local arts community, we have seen public art pop up across the suburbs, putting our artistic heart on display for all. We host events to bring people together and with more than 20,000 people attending these events annually, they are an important part of our identity as a community that likes to connect with one another.
The City has more than 142 cafés, restaurants and bars; and we look forward to welcoming even more as infrastructure is built to support the development of the Bayswater train station. This station is set to become one of the busiest in Perth, and the surrounding area will benefit from a revitalised and pedestrian-friendly retail strip with dining options and office space.
Over the next 10 years, we expect to see our community grow to more than 72,000 people. If we look even further ahead, our community will likely reach 100,000 people by 2050. This will bring with it more diversity, more opportunities and more development.
This is our neighbourhood and our community. The City of Bayswater is our home.
- Area: 34.62 square kilometres
- Boundary perimeter length: 35.16km
- Total length of sealed roads: 431.8km
- Total length of sealed roads under the City's control: 360.5km
- Residential population 2021 ABS Census: 69,283
- Total number private occupied dwellings 2021 ABS Census: 32,142
- Suburbs: 10
Bayswater, Noranda, Maylands, Embleton, Morley and Bedford, part Bassendean, part Beechboro, part Dianella and part Mt Lawley
- Town centres: 4
- Labour Force 2021 ABS Census: 66.1%
- Gross Regional Product: $4.436 billion
- Traditional Custodians: Whadjuk people of the Noongar Nation
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population: 1.6%
- Residents born outside of Australia 2021 ABS Census: 42.1%
- Youth (0-14 years) 2021 ABS Census: 15.8% of the City's population
- Seniors (65+) 2021 ABS Census: 17.5% of the City's population
Based on the most recent Australian Bureau of Statistics data (2021), the City provides a snapshot to the community about the assets, strengths and opportunities in its suburbs.