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Drummond Cove
GeraldtonWestern Australia
Population 1,391 (2011 census)
 • Density 773/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 6532
Area 1.8 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
Location 12 km (7 mi) N of Geraldton
LGA(s) City of Greater Geraldton
State electorate(s) Geraldton
Federal Division(s) Durack
Suburbs around Drummond Cove:
Indian Ocean Drummond Cove
Sunset Beach

Coordinates: 28°40′23″S 114°36′47″E / 28.673°S 114.613°E / -28.673; 114.613

Drummond Cove is a coastal town located 12 kilometres (7 mi) north of Geraldton, Western Australia in the local government area of the City of Greater Geraldton. The locality was gazetted in 1985.

Drummond Cove was named after James Drummond, who founded Oakabella Station in 1850 and owned the White Peak Copper Mine, the first copper mine in Western Australia.


In the 2011 census, Drummond Cove had a population of 1391, which represents a growth of 154% since the 2001 census.

Drummond Cove residents have a median age of 33, and above average median income for the region — $761 per week, compared with $604 per week. The population of Drummond Cove is predominantly Australian-born - 82.4% as at the 2011 census - while 4.74% were born in the United Kingdom. 1.15% reported one or more parents of Italian birth.

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