• Dongara

    • 17.5% ANNUAL
    • $390,000 ANNUAL
    • 1,380 POPULATION
    Dongara is a townsite near the mouth of the Irwin River, 351 kilometres north north-west of Perth. The area was first settled in the early 1850s, and government buildings were erected in the townsite area in the late 1860s and early 1870s. There is no actual gazettal date for the townsite, but townsite lots were surveyed in 1873, and government land sales were held here in 1877 and in the 1880s. For some time an alternative spelling of "Dongarra" was used, but Dongara was adopted as the official spelling in 1944. The name is the anglicised version of "Thungarra", an Aboriginal name referring to the mouth of the Irwin... read more
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    Postcode 6525
    Local Government Irwin
    Primary schools Dongara District High School, Walkaway Primary School, Mingenew Primary School, Wandina Primary School, Mount Tarcoola Primary School, St John's School, Rangeway Primary School, Beachlands Primary School, St Francis Xavier Primary School, Holland Street School
    Secondary schools Dongara District High School, Champion Bay Senior High School, Geraldton Senior High School, Holland Street School, Nagle Catholic College, Geraldton Flexible Learning Centre, Strathalbyn Christian College, Geraldton Grammar School, Leaning Tree Steiner School, Mullewa District High School

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    2016 Census Summary Dongara Regional WA
    Population - usually resident 1,380 524,167
    Median age of residents (years) 48 39
    Average household size (persons) 2.00 3.00
    Number of occupied dwellings * 538 176,495
    Number of unoccupied dwellings 97 47,139
    Median weekly household income $1,019 $1,415
    Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,800 $1,700
    Total private dwellings 631 223,635
    Area (sqkm) 8 2,520,230
    * Excludes visitor only households

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