• Kalgoorlie

    • 22.2% ANNUAL
    • $275,000 ANNUAL
    • 3,901 POPULATION

    Kalgoorlie is the major city in the eastern goldfields region, and is located 596 kilometres east northeast of Perth. It was gazetted a townsite in September 1894. Paddy Hannan, Daniel Shea and Thomas Flanagan made a rich gold find near Mt Charlotte in June 1893. The find soon led to a gold rush with thousands of diggers prospecting the rich alluvial field.

    When the government decided to declare a townsite here in 1894, the place was locally known as "Hannan's Find", and at first the name "Hannans" was nominated for the townsite. In suggesting the name Hannans to the Commissioner of Crown Lands, the Under... read more

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    Postcode 6430
    Local Government Kalgoorlie-Boulder
    Primary schools St Mary's Primary School, Kalgoorlie Primary School, East Kalgoorlie Primary School, South Kalgoorlie Primary School, North Kalgoorlie Primary School, Hannans Primary School, O'Connor Primary School, O'Connor Education Support Centre, Goldfields Baptist College, Boulder Primary School
    Secondary schools Eastern Goldfields College, John Paul College, Eastern Goldfields Education Support Centre, Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School, Goldfields Baptist College, Christian Aboriginal Parent-Directed School, Kambalda West District High School, Menzies Community School, Norseman District High School, Leonora District High School

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    2016 Census Summary Kalgoorlie Kalgoorlie/Boulder City Part A
    Population - usually resident 3,901 4,661
    Median age of residents (years) 33 33
    Average household size (persons) 2.00 5.00
    Number of occupied dwellings * 1,379 932
    Number of unoccupied dwellings 277 433
    Median weekly household income $1,924 $1,337
    Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,733 $794
    Total private dwellings 1,658 1,370
    Area (sqkm) 4 495,832
    * Excludes visitor only households

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