Tourism town en­joys steady growth

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

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.

Pic­ture: Tom Zaun­mayr

Cen­sus data shows Ex­mouth has a rel­a­tively high Ger­man pop­u­la­tion.

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