• Denham

    • 29.7% ANNUAL
      GROWTH
    • $360,000 ANNUAL
      MED.PRICE
    • 754 POPULATION

    Denham is a townsite located in Shark Bay 831 kilometres north north-east of Perth. The townsite was gazetted in 1898, and at that time was locally known as "Freshwater Camp". The government surveyor who surveyed the townsite, C M Denny, chose the name Denham for the townsite, deriving the name from the adjacent Denham Sound. The Sound in turn is named after Captain Henry Mangles Denham, a Royal Navy Hydrographer who surveyed a portion of Shark Bay in the HMS Herald in 1858.

    The site chosen for this townsite was the only location in Shark Bay providing a good supply of fresh water. The local population at... read more

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    Postcode 6537
    Local Government Shark Bay
    Primary schools Shark Bay School, Useless Loop Primary School, St Mary Star Of The Sea Catholic School, Carnarvon School Of The Air, Carnarvon Christian School (Inc), Carnarvon Community College, Gascoyne Junction Remote Community School, Kalbarri District High School, Binnu Primary School, St Mary's School
    Secondary schools Shark Bay School, St Mary Star Of The Sea Catholic School, Carnarvon Community College, Gascoyne Junction Remote Community School, Kalbarri District High School, Northampton District High School, Pia Wadjarri Remote Community School, Leaning Tree Steiner School, Strathalbyn Christian College, Geraldton Grammar School
     

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    2016 Census Summary Denham Regional WA
    Population - usually resident 754 524,167
    Median age of residents (years) 45 39
    Average household size (persons) 2.00 3.00
    Number of occupied dwellings * 310 176,495
    Number of unoccupied dwellings 128 47,139
    Median weekly household income $917 $1,415
    Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,440 $1,700
    Total private dwellings 442 223,635
    Area (sqkm) 1,130 2,520,230
    * Excludes visitor only households
     

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