Drummond Cove, Western Australia

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Drummond Cove
GeraldtonWestern Australia
Population 1,391 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 773/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 6532
Area 1.8 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
Location 12 km (7 mi) N of Geraldton
LGA(s) City of Greater Geraldton
State electorate(s) Geraldton
Federal Division(s) Durack
Suburbs around Drummond Cove:
Indian Ocean Drummond Cove
Sunset Beach

Coordinates: 28°40′23″S 114°36′47″E / 28.673°S 114.613°E / -28.673; 114.613

Drummond Cove is a coastal town located 12 kilometres (7 mi) north of Geraldton, Western Australia in the local government area of the City of Greater Geraldton. The locality was gazetted in 1985.[2]

Drummond Cove was named after James Drummond, who founded Oakabella Station in 1850 and owned the White Peak Copper Mine, the first copper mine in Western Australia.[3][4]


In the 2011 census, Drummond Cove had a population of 1391,[1] which represents a growth of 154% since the 2001 census.[5]

Drummond Cove residents have a median age of 33, and above average median income for the region — $761 per week, compared with $604 per week. The population of Drummond Cove is predominantly Australian-born - 82.4% as at the 2011 census - while 4.74% were born in the United Kingdom. 1.15% reported one or more parents of Italian birth.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "2011 Community Profiles: Drummond Cove (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 2013-10-28. 
  2. ^ "Naming of Localities - Shire of Greenough (per 3231/71)". Western Australia Government Gazette. 1 November 1985. p. 1985:3207. 
  3. ^ "Champion Bay and the Geraldine Mine". The Perth Gazette and Independent Journal of Politics and News. 27 December 1850. p. 3. Retrieved 18 Nov 2013. 
  4. ^ "Wanerenooka Mine Precinct" (pdf). Register of Heritage Places – Assessment Documentation. Heritage Council of Western Australia. 1 April 1999. Retrieved 19 Nov 2013. 
  5. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (19 November 2002). "Community Profile Series : Drummond Cove (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2001 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 2007-06-22.