Tourism town enjoys steady growth
The Shire of Exmouth has continued its steady growth pattern, adding 335 residents since 2011 to reach a population of 2728.
The 2016 Census of Population and Housing shows the North West Cape outpost slowly growing across the board, with numbers in all age brackets up slightly, with the exception of 75-84-year-olds, of whom there were two fewer.
The number of overseas visitors in Exmouth on Census night almost doubled the 2011 number, with 217 recorded.
A total of 442 residents identified as being born overseas, while 1997 were born in Australia.
A total of 1015 people in town were married and 216 were divorced, while 802 had never been married.
Of the 605 families in town, there was an average of 1.8 children in each unit for those with children.
The average household holds 2.5 residents.
There is a relatively high German population in town, making up 3.3 per cent of the population, above the State average of 2.2 per cent.
Thirty residents identified as being born in Germany, while 99 said their mother or father, or both, were born in Germany.
Census data shows Exmouth has a relatively high German population.