• Coolgardie

    • 97.2% ANNUAL
    • $177,500 ANNUAL
    • 878 POPULATION

    Coolgardie is one of the major towns in the goldfields of Western Australia, and is located 510 kilometres east of Perth. Gold was discovered here by Bailey and Ford in 1892, and the townsite of Coolgardie was gazetted in 1893. At its peak in 1900 it had 23 hotels, three breweries, six banks, two stock exchanges and three daily and four weekly newspapers. The population then was 15,000, with 25,000 more in the area.

    Coolgardie is an Aboriginal name of uncertain meaning. Different sources give it as meaning "a rockhole surrounded by mulga trees" ( the mulga tree is named "koolgoor"), from "coolgabbi" meaning a... read more

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    Postcode 6429
    Local Government Coolgardie
    Primary schools Christian Aboriginal Parent-Directed School - Kurrawang, Christian Aboriginal Parent-Directed School, Coolgardie Primary School, Goldfields Baptist College, O'Connor Primary School, O'Connor Education Support Centre, St Joseph's School, Kalgoorlie School Of The Air, Boulder Primary School, South Kalgoorlie Primary School
    Secondary schools Christian Aboriginal Parent-Directed School, Goldfields Baptist College, Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School, Eastern Goldfields Education Support Centre, John Paul College, Eastern Goldfields College, Kambalda West District High School, Menzies Community School, Norseman District High School, Southern Cross District High School

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    2016 Census Summary Coolgardie Regional WA
    Population - usually resident 878 524,167
    Median age of residents (years) 42 39
    Average household size (persons) 2.00 3.00
    Number of occupied dwellings * 320 176,495
    Number of unoccupied dwellings 67 47,139
    Median weekly household income $1,116 $1,415
    Median monthly mortgage repayment $916 $1,700
    Total private dwellings 390 223,635
    Area (sqkm) 125 2,520,230
    * Excludes visitor only households

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