West End, Western Australia

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West End
GeraldtonWestern Australia
Population 312 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density 164/km2 (425/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 6530
Area 1.9 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
Location 4 km (2 mi) W of Geraldton
LGA(s) City of Greater Geraldton
State electorate(s) Geraldton
Federal Division(s) Durack
Suburbs around West End:
Indian Ocean Geraldton
Indian Ocean West End Beachlands
Indian Ocean Beachlands

Coordinates: 28°46′55″S 114°35′20″E / 28.782°S 114.589°E / -28.782; 114.589

West End is a western suburb of Geraldton, Western Australia. Its local government area is the City of Greater Geraldton.

The suburb was gazetted in 1972.[2]

Geography[edit]

West End is located on a peninsula extending to the west of Geraldton's central business district. While the suburb is mostly industrial and contains much of the Port of Geraldton's infrastructure, West End also hosts a small residential area, as well as a nature park on the coast around the peninsula.[3]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2006 census, West End had a population of 312,[1] with a median age of 55 - some 20 years above the regional average. Nearly half of West End residents live in caravans or other non-permanent accommodation.

Facilities[edit]

  • Belair Gardens Caravan Park
  • Point Moore
  • Point Moore Lighthouse
  • Pages Beach
  • Greys Beach
  • Geraldton Volunteer Marine Rescue Base

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Community Profile Series : West End (State Suburb)". 2006 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 2007-06-22. 
  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.