• Karratha


    Located in the Pilbara district, 1535 kilometres north of Perth, the townsite of Karratha derives its name from the pastoral station from which the land was resumed to create the townsite. It was gazetted in 1969, and was developed by the government to provide land for the community supporting the Pilbara iron ore industry established in the region in the 1960s.

    The names suggested for this townsite were Tanga-tanga, Hearson, Dixon, Nickol and Karratha. Karratha was chosen by the Nomenclature Advisory Committee, and was approved by the Minister for Lands who approved in 1968. Karratha is an Aboriginal word... read more

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    Postcode 6714
    Local Government Roebourne
    Primary schools St Paul's Primary School, Karratha Primary School, Pegs Creek Primary School, Millars Well Primary School, Tambrey Primary School, Baynton West Primary School, Dampier Primary School, Roebourne District High School, Wickham Primary School, Pannawonica Primary School
    Secondary schools Karratha Senior High School, St Luke's College, Roebourne District High School, Pannawonica Primary School, Yandeyarra Remote Community School, Hedland Senior High School, Onslow Primary School, Strelley Community School, Tom Price Senior High School, Marble Bar Primary School

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    2016 Census Summary Karratha Karratha
    Population - usually resident 81
    Median age of residents (years) 39
    Average household size (persons) 1.00
    Number of occupied dwellings * 16
    Number of unoccupied dwellings 35
    Median weekly household income $1,187
    Median monthly mortgage repayment $0
    Total private dwellings 54
    Area (sqkm) 0
    * Excludes visitor only households

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    Growth of Nearby Suburbs

    Baynton 7.3%
    Pegs Creek 4.7%
    Bulgarra 4.7%

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