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South Yunderup - Nirimba

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for South Yunderup - Nirimba is 3,192, with a population density of 1.18 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

South Yunderup - Nirimba is bounded by the Worallgarook Branch and the Murray River in the north, the locality of Ravenswood, Beacham Road, Parkhills Lane and the locality of West Pinjarra in the east, Greenlands Road and a line running continuous of Greenlands Road in the south, and the Peel Inlet in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1800s. Population was minimal until the 1970s when the Joan Watters canal development was built. Substantial development occurred from the early 1990s, with the population doubling between 1991 and 1996, and substantial growth continuing between 1996 and 2006. Growth continued between 2006 and 2011, but at a slower rate as fewer new dwellings were added to the area. Growth is expected to continue, largely from the Austin Cove development.

Land use

South Yunderup - Nirimba is a rural and growing residential and rural-residential area. Rural land is used mainly for agricultural purposes, particularly dairy farming and horse breeding.

Major features

Major features of the area include Austin Bay Nature Reserve, Yunderup Sport and Recreation Club, Anderson Park, Centenary Park, Lucy Hunter Park, Pelicans Park, Sandy Cove Park, South Yunderup Oval, Wellya Crescent Park, Ballee Island, Coolenup Island, Goongoolup Island, Jeegamyeejip Island, Little Yunderup Island, Worallgarook Island, Yunderup Island and one school.

Included areas

This area encompasses the locality of South Yunderup and the northern part of the locality of Nirimba. The southern part of the locality of Nirimba is located in the Rural Remainder small area.