• Newman

    • 11.9% ANNUAL
      GROWTH
    • $165,000 ANNUAL
      MED.PRICE
    • 7,238 POPULATION

    Newman is a mining company townsite in the Pilbara region, 1184 kilometres northeast of Perth. The townsite was gazetted in 1972 after the Mount Newman Mining company developed a large iron ore mine at Mount Whaleback. The townsite is named after the nearby Mount Newman, a 1055 meter high mountain in the Ophthalmia Range.

    Mount Newman was named by the surveyor W F Rudall in 1896, "in honour of our late leader". Newman was Aubrey Woodward Newman, the original leader of the survey party carrying out surveys in the neighbourhood of the Ophthalmia Range in 1896. He contracted typhoid fever at Peak Hill and, too... read more

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    Postcode 6753
    Local Government East Pilbara
     

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    2016 Census Summary Newman Regional WA
    Population - usually resident 7,238 524,167
    Median age of residents (years) 33 39
    Average household size (persons) 3.00 3.00
    Number of occupied dwellings * 1,322 176,495
    Number of unoccupied dwellings 962 47,139
    Median weekly household income $2,502 $1,415
    Median monthly mortgage repayment $433 $1,700
    Total private dwellings 2,281 223,635
    Area (sqkm) 28,095 2,520,230
    * Excludes visitor only households
     

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