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Darling Downs area

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Darling Downs area is 2,859, with a population density of 1.12 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

The Darling Downs area is bounded by Rowley Road and the City of Armadale in the north, the South Western Highway in the east, Thomas Road and Nicholson Road in the south, and Pony Place, Jandakot Regional Park and the City of Kwinana in the west.

Name origin

Darling Downs is named for the nature of the country and its proximity to the Darling Range.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used largely for farming and timber getting. Population was minimal until the late 1970s. The population continued to increase from the early 1990s, more than doubling between 1991 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

The Darling Downs area is predominantly rural, with recent rural-residential growth. Rural land is used largely for agriculture and equine activities.

Major features

Major features of the area include Oscar Bruns Reserve and Mimbsrook Farm Guesthouse.

Included areas

The Darling Downs area encompasses the locality of Darling Downs and the northern-most part of the locality of Oakford.