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About the profile areas

The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Derrimut is 7,718, with a population density of 4.69 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Derrimut is bounded by Foleys Road in the north, the Western Ring Road in the east, Boundary Road in the south and Robinsons Road in the west.

Name origin

Derrimut is named after an Aboriginal elder.

Settlement history

Development of the area dates from 2003 when subdivision commenced on the Brimbank Gardens estate. The population increased rapidly between the 2001 and 2011 Censuses as large numbers of new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Derrimut is a recent residential and industrial area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Derrimut Village Shopping Centre, Sunshine Golf Club, Mount Derrimut Nature Conservation Reserve (Mount Derrimut Grasslands), Gilbertsons Grassland Conservation Reserve, Balmoral Park, Gilbertson's Industrial Estate and West Park Industrial Estate.