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The Shire now has access to individual economic and community profiles for the Shire of Irwin through REMPLAN who develop economic modelling and planning system. Each link below features information and statistics on our local economy and the community:

Irwin (S) Economic Profile  Shire of Irwin Community Profile


In the 2016 Census, there were 3,734 persons usually resident in Irwin Shire.

Reasons For Growth

The Dongara/Port Denison area is currently experiencing rapid growth due to a number of factors including:

  • Relocation and retirement to the coast by inland individuals and service industries due to a lifestyle and increasing business opportunities.
  • Relatively inexpensive prices for housing, and the availability of an abundance of building blocks at extremely attractive prices.
  • A broad range of community services, recreational facilities and transport infrastructure of high quality and convenience.
  • Continue discovery and recovery of natural resources, being oil, gas and mineral sands.
  • Just a great place in which to live - wonderful for a holiday - or visit for a stopover.

Council Statistics

Shire of Irwin Council Statistics
Council Statistic Data
Distance from Perth (kms) 355
Area (sq kms) 2,223
Length of Sealed Roads (kms) 169.82
Length of Unsealed Roads (kms) 298.05
Number of Electors 2,466
Number of Dwellings 1,660
Total Rates Levied $4,305,877
Total Operating Revenue $6,926,001

Population Statistics

Estimated Resident Population by Age Structure, 2011 Australian Bureau of Statistics. In the 2011 Census, the estimated population was 3,647 persons, 49.4% were males and 50.6% were females. The median age of persons in Irwin Shire was 45 years.

Shire of Irwin Population Statistics
Age GroupNo. of Persons
0-4 years 187
5-14 years 385
15-24 years 249
25-54 years 954
55-64 years 411
65 years and over 579
Median age of persons 45
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