The low energy structures of irradiation-induced defects have been studied in detail, as these determine the available modes by which a defect can diffuse or relax. As a result, there are many studies concerning the relative energies of possible defect structures, and empirical potentials are commonly fitted to or evaluated with respect to these energies. But recently [Dudarev et. al. Nuclear Fusion 2018], we have shown how to determine the stresses, strains and swelling of reactor components under irradiation from the elastic properties of ensembles of irradiation-induced defects. These elastic properties have received comparatively little attention. Here we evaluate relaxation volumes of irradiation-induced defects in tungsten computed with empirical potentials, and compare to density functional theory results where available. Different empirical potentials give different results, but some potential-independent trends in relaxation volumes can be identified. We show that the relaxation volume of small defects can be predicted to within 10% from their point-defect count. For larger defects we provide empirical fits for the relaxation volume of as a function of size. We demonstrate that the relaxation volume associated with a single primary-damage cascade can be estimated from the primary knock-on atom (PKA) energy. We conclude that while annihilation of vacancy- and interstitial- character defects will invariably reduce the total relaxation volume of the cascade debris, empirical potentials disagree whether coalescence of defects will reduce or increase the total relaxation volume.