• Dampier

    • 1.9% ANNUAL
    • $746,111 ANNUAL
    • 1,104 POPULATION

    A town on the northwest coast, west of Roebourne, Dampier was first established as a port for Hamersley Iron in the 1960s. It was also gazetted a townsite in 1972. Dampier is named after the English explorer and onetime buccaneer, William Dampier, who visited the adjacent islands in 1699 in his ship the "Roebuck". The island group through which he sailed was named "Dampier Archipelago" by Captain Louis Freycinet in 1803.

    William Dampier (1651-1715) was the first Englishman to set foot on Australian soil. As a young man he took part in various adventures on both coasts of central America, and in 1683 joined a... read more

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    Postcode 6713
    Local Government Roebourne
    Primary schools Dampier Primary School, Tambrey Primary School, Baynton West Primary School, Millars Well Primary School, Pegs Creek Primary School, St Paul's Primary School, Karratha Primary School, Wickham Primary School, Roebourne District High School, Pannawonica Primary School
    Secondary schools St Luke's College, Karratha Senior High School, Roebourne District High School, Pannawonica Primary School, Yandeyarra Remote Community School, Onslow Primary School, Hedland Senior High School, Strelley Community School, Tom Price Senior High School, Exmouth District High School

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    2016 Census Summary Dampier Regional WA
    Population - usually resident 1,104 524,167
    Median age of residents (years) 35 39
    Average household size (persons) 3.00 3.00
    Number of occupied dwellings * 330 176,495
    Number of unoccupied dwellings 155 47,139
    Median weekly household income $3,284 $1,415
    Median monthly mortgage repayment $3,200 $1,700
    Total private dwellings 485 223,635
    Area (sqkm) 10 2,520,230
    * Excludes visitor only households

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