Sunset Beach, Western Australia

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Sunset Beach
GeraldtonWestern Australia
Population 1,043 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density 652/km2 (1,690/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 6530
Area 1.6 km2 (0.6 sq mi)
Location 6 km (4 mi) N of Geraldton
LGA(s) City of Greater Geraldton
State electorate(s) Geraldton
Federal Division(s) Durack
Suburbs around Sunset Beach:
Glenfield
Indian Ocean Sunset Beach Glenfield
Bluff Point Spalding

Coordinates: 28°43′23″S 114°37′23″E / 28.723°S 114.623°E / -28.723; 114.623

Sunset Beach is an outer northern coastal suburb of Geraldton, Western Australia. Its local government area is the City of Greater Geraldton.

The suburb was gazetted in 1977.[2]

Geography[edit]

Sunset Beach is bounded by the Chapman River to the south, Chapman Road to the east and the Indian Ocean to the west.[3]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2006 census, Sunset Beach had a population of 1,043.[1]

Sunset Beach residents had a median age of 37, and median incomes were average for the Geraldton region — $473 per week compared with $461 per week. The population of Sunset Beach was predominantly Australian-born - 78.1% as at the 2006 census - and 4.5% of residents identified as Indigenous Australians. 5.18% were born in the United Kingdom.

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Community Profile Series : Sunset Beach (State Suburb)". 2006 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 2007-06-29. 
  2. ^ "Naming of Locality - Sunset Beach - Town of Gerladton (per 3038/71)". Western Australia Government Gazette. 25 March 1977. p. 1977:849. 
  3. ^ Department of Land Information. StreetSmart Perth Street Directory (54th ed.). West Australian Newspapers Ltd. pp. Map G1. ISBN 978-0-909439-67-5.