• Mount Magnet

    • -31.3% ANNUAL
      GROWTH
    • $27,500 ANNUAL
      MED.PRICE
    • 470 POPULATION

    Mount Magnet is a townsite in the Murchison goldfields, 569 kilometres northeast of Perth and 126 kilometres east of Yalgoo. Gold was discovered in the Mount Magnet area in July 1891 by the prospectors George Woodley and Tom Sampey. By late 1893 there was enough interest in the area for the government to consider declaring a townsite, and the survey was carried out in 1894 and the townsite gazetted in 1895. The railway to Mount Magnet was completed in August 1897, but it was not opened until July 1898. The railway closed in May 1978.

    Mount Magnet is named after the nearby hill of the same name. The hill was... read more

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    Postcode 6638
    Local Government Mount Magnet
     

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    2016 Census Summary Mount Magnet Regional WA
    Population - usually resident 470 524,167
    Median age of residents (years) 41 39
    Average household size (persons) 2.00 3.00
    Number of occupied dwellings * 139 176,495
    Number of unoccupied dwellings 110 47,139
    Median weekly household income $1,101 $1,415
    Median monthly mortgage repayment $433 $1,700
    Total private dwellings 248 223,635
    Area (sqkm) 261 2,520,230
    * Excludes visitor only households
     

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