• Port Hedland

    • 19.3% ANNUAL
    • $603,750 ANNUAL
    • 4,180 POPULATION

    Port Hedland is a port town in the Pilbara region, 1638 kilometres north of Perth and 202 kilometres east northeast of Roebourne. In 1895 the government commenced survey work for a port to service the pastoral industry in the region, and there was also demand in the area for a townsite. Following the survey of lots the townsite of Port Hedland was gazetted in 1896.

    Port Hedland is named after the natural harbour of the same name on which it is situated. This was named during explorations of the area in 1863 after Captain Peter Hedland, master of the cutter "Mystery", who discovered the entrance to the... read more

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    Distance to Perth (km) 1316
    Postcode 6721
    Local Government Port Hedland
    Primary schools St Cecilia's Catholic Primary School, Port Hedland Primary School, Port Hedland School Of The Air, South Hedland Primary School, Baler Primary School, Cassia Primary School, Cassia Education Support Centre, Strelley Community School, Yandeyarra Remote Community School, Marble Bar Primary School
    Secondary schools Hedland Senior High School, Strelley Community School, Yandeyarra Remote Community School, Marble Bar Primary School, Roebourne District High School, Karratha Senior High School, St Luke's College, Nullagine Primary School, Tom Price Senior High School, Pannawonica Primary School

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    2016 Census Summary Port Hedland Port Hedland urban area
    Population - usually resident 4,180 46,532
    Median age of residents (years) 33 32
    Average household size (persons) 3.00 4.00
    Number of occupied dwellings * 1,274 11,991
    Number of unoccupied dwellings 575 5,367
    Median weekly household income $3,266 $2,547
    Median monthly mortgage repayment $3,033 $2,600
    Total private dwellings 1,849 17,363
    Area (sqkm) 67 405,963
    * Excludes visitor only households

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