• Esperance

    • -14.8% ANNUAL
    • $300,000 ANNUAL
    • 2,144 POPULATION

    The townsite of Esperance, located on the central south coast of the state, derives its name from the bay on which it is located. Esperance Bay was given this name by Admiral Bruny D'Entrecasteaux, commander of the French expedition which explored this coast in 1792. The name honours the ship "L'Esperance" commanded by Captain Huon de Kermadec, which anchored here on 9 December 1792. The bay provided safe anchorage while repairs were made to the "L'Esperance". The name of the other ship in D'Entrecasteaux's expedition, "L'Recherche", is preserved by the naming of the adjacent islands as the Archipelago of the... read more

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    Distance to Perth (km) 592
    Postcode 6450
    Local Government Esperance

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    2016 Census Summary Esperance Esperance urban area
    Population - usually resident 2,144 51,913
    Median age of residents (years) 50 35
    Average household size (persons) 2.00 3.00
    Number of occupied dwellings * 890 17,378
    Number of unoccupied dwellings 235 3,995
    Median weekly household income $929 $1,797
    Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,582 $1,733
    Total private dwellings 1,124 21,371
    Area (sqkm) 3 305,447
    * Excludes visitor only households

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