Bluff Point, Western Australia

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Bluff Point
GeraldtonWestern Australia
Population 1,319 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density 824/km2 (2,140/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 6530
Area 1.6 km2 (0.6 sq mi)
Location 5 km (3 mi) N of Geraldton
LGA(s) City of Greater Geraldton
State electorate(s) Geraldton
Federal Division(s) Durack
Suburbs around Bluff Point:
Sunset Beach Spalding
Indian Ocean Bluff Point Spalding
Beresford Webberton

Coordinates: 28°44′06″S 114°37′23″E / 28.735°S 114.623°E / -28.735; 114.623

Bluff Point is a northern coastal suburb of Geraldton, Western Australia. Its local government area is the City of Greater Geraldton.

The suburb was gazetted in 1972.[2]

Geography[edit]

Bluff Point is located 5 kilometres (3 mi) north of Geraldton's central business district on the south bank of the Chapman River, between the North West Coastal Highway and the Indian Ocean.[3]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2006 census, Bluff Point had a population of 1,319.[1]

Bluff Point residents had a median age of 46, well above the Geraldton median of 35, and 25.4% of residents were aged 65 or over. The median individual income was above average for the region — $523 per week compared with $461 per week. The population of Bluff Point was predominantly Australian-born - 80.7% as at the 2006 census - while 5.61% were born in the United Kingdom. 3.78% reported one or more parents of Italian birth. In the 2006 census, 2.81% of residents identified as Indigenous Australians.

The most common religious affiliations in descending order in the 2001 census were Roman Catholic, Anglican, no religion and Uniting.

Facilities[edit]

Bluff Point contains a recreation ground, community shopping centre, [primary school][1], a CWA and several retirement homes. Geraldton Camp School and St Lawrence's School are located within the suburb.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Community Profile Series : Bluff Point (State Suburb)". 2006 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 2007-06-30. 
  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 G1. ISBN 978-0-909439-67-5.