Beachlands, Western Australia

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Beachlands
GeraldtonWestern Australia
Population 1,694 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density 605/km2 (1,567/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 6530
Area 2.8 km2 (1.1 sq mi)
Location 2 km (1 mi) SW of Geraldton
LGA(s) City of Greater Geraldton
State electorate(s) Geraldton
Federal Division(s) Durack
Suburbs around Beachlands:
Geraldton
West End Beachlands Geraldton
Indian Ocean Mahomets Flats

Coordinates: 28°47′02″S 114°36′07″E / 28.784°S 114.602°E / -28.784; 114.602

Beachlands is an inner western suburb of Geraldton, Western Australia in the local government area of the City of Greater Geraldton.

The suburb was gazetted in 1972.[2]

Geography[edit]

Beachlands is located between Geraldton's central business district and the Port of Geraldton, and is bounded by Augustus Street to the north, Fitzgerald Street to the east, the Indian Ocean to the south and Shenton and Crowther Streets to the east.[3]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2006 census, Beachlands had a population of 1,694.[1]

Beachlands residents had a median age of 39, and median incomes were below-average for the region — $361 per week compared with $461 per week. The population of Beachlands was predominantly Australian-born - 76.8% as at the 2006 census - while 6.85% were born in the United Kingdom. 2.48% reported one or more parents of Italian birth. In the 2006 census, 8.03% of residents identified as Indigenous Australians.

The most popular religious affiliations in descending order in the 2006 census were Anglican, no religion, Roman Catholic and Uniting.

Facilities[edit]

Beachlands contains a recreation ground, community shopping centre, primary school and a war veterans home. Separation Point Lookout in the suburb's southwest provides views south of Southgate Dunes and overlooking Greys Beach to the west and Mahomets Beach to the southeast.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Community Profile Series : Beachlands (State Suburb)". 2006 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 2007-06-29. 
  2. ^ "Land Act 1933-1969 – Naming of Localities (per 3862/68)". Western Australia Government Gazette. 26 May 1972. p. 1972:1376. 
  3. ^ Department of Land Information. StreetSmart Perth Street Directory (54th ed.). West Australian Newspapers Ltd. pp. Map G2. ISBN 978-0-909439-67-5.