• Norseman

    • 0.6% ANNUAL
    • $45,000 ANNUAL
    • 581 POPULATION

    The goldmining town of Norseman is located in the eastern goldfields, 724 kilometres east of Perth and 206 kilometres north of Esperance. Gold was discovered here in July 1894 by Lawrence Sinclair and his horse "Norseman" The gold find was named "Norsemans Find" and most records state that Sinclair named it after his horse, although Sinclair was himself of Norse descent from the Shetland Islands.

    By January 1895 there were over 200 miners working the goldfields here, and the Mining Warden, Arthur Hicks, requested declare a townsite. The local progress association soon added pressure for a townsite, and lots... read more

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    Postcode 6443
    Local Government Dundas

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    2016 Census Summary Norseman Regional WA
    Population - usually resident 581 524,167
    Median age of residents (years) 48 39
    Average household size (persons) 2.00 3.00
    Number of occupied dwellings * 264 176,495
    Number of unoccupied dwellings 225 47,139
    Median weekly household income $776 $1,415
    Median monthly mortgage repayment $604 $1,700
    Total private dwellings 488 223,635
    Area (sqkm) 14,290 2,520,230
    * Excludes visitor only households

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