• Onslow

    • -25.7% ANNUAL
    • $200,000 ANNUAL
    • 857 POPULATION

    The townsite of Onslow is located on the coast of the Pilbara region of Western Australia, 1386 kilometres north of Perth. Created as a port townsite in 1885 to service the pastoral industry of the Ashburton and Yannarie River districts, the original Onslow was situated at the mouth of the Ashburton River. It is named after Sir Alexander Campbell Onslow K.B., Attorney General of Western Australia at the time.

    The jetty at the original Onslow Townsite was very primitive. At low tide only vessels drawing a loaded depth of 12ft could berth and the regular coastal steamers had to anchor out in the Roads. In 1922... read more

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    Distance to Perth (km) 1151
    Postcode 6710
    Local Government Ashburton
    Primary schools Onslow Primary School, Exmouth District High School, Pannawonica Primary School, Dampier Primary School, Baynton West Primary School, Tambrey Primary School, Millars Well Primary School, Pegs Creek Primary School, St Paul's Primary School, Karratha Primary School
    Secondary schools Onslow Primary School, Exmouth District High School, Pannawonica Primary School, St Luke's College, Karratha Senior High School, Roebourne District High School, Tom Price Senior High School, Yandeyarra Remote Community School, Gascoyne Junction Remote Community School, Burringurrah Remote Community School

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    2016 Census Summary Onslow Regional WA
    Population - usually resident 857 524,167
    Median age of residents (years) 39 39
    Average household size (persons) 2.00 3.00
    Number of occupied dwellings * 303 176,495
    Number of unoccupied dwellings 136 47,139
    Median weekly household income $2,200 $1,415
    Median monthly mortgage repayment $2,325 $1,700
    Total private dwellings 440 223,635
    Area (sqkm) 189 2,520,230
    * Excludes visitor only households

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