Shire of Dumbleyung

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Shire of Dumbleyung
Western Australia
Dumbleyung LGA WA.png
Location in Western Australia
Population 608 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density 0.27/km2 (0.70/sq mi)
Established 1909
Area 2,540.1 km2 (980.7 sq mi)
President Gordon Davidson
Council seat Dumbleyung
Region Wheatbelt
State electorate(s) Wagin
Federal Division(s) O'Connor
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Website Shire of Dumbleyung
LGAs around Shire of Dumbleyung:
Wickepin Wickepin Kulin
Wagin Shire of Dumbleyung Lake Grace
Katanning Kent Kent

The Shire of Dumbleyung is a local government area in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, about 40 kilometres (25 mi) east of Wagin and about 275 kilometres (171 mi) southeast of Perth, the state capital. The Shire covers an area of 2,540 square kilometres (981 sq mi), and is involved in grain and livestock production and various biodiversity industries including cereals, summer crops, oil mallees, yabbies, emus, poultry and trout. Its seat of government is the town of Dumbleyung.

History[edit]

On 1 October 1909, the Dumbleyung Road District was created. On 1 July 1961, it became a Shire following the enactment of the Local Government Act 1960.[2]

Wards[edit]

As of 3 May 2003, the shire has been divided into 4 wards.

  • Dumbleyung Ward (3 councillors)
  • North Ward (3 councillors)
  • Kukerin (1 councillor)
  • South Ward (2 councillors)

Previously, there were 5 wards: Central (Dumbleyung), North (Dongolocking), South (Datatine), Merilup and Kukerin.

Towns[edit]

Population[edit]

Year Population
1911 929
1921 1,689
1933 1,610
1947 1,246
1954 1,493
1961 1,444
1966 1,458
1971 1,221
1976 1,038
1981 1,009
1986 1,021
1991 856
1996 834
2001 701
2006 632

References[edit]

  1. ^ "3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia. Table 5. Estimated Resident Population, Local Government Areas, Western Australia". 3 April 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  2. ^ WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 3.0), 31 July 2007.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°18′54″S 117°44′17″E / 33.315°S 117.738°E / -33.315; 117.738