Geraldton is a Western Australia city located on the 424 km north of Perth. With an urban population over 32,000, the city is 3rd most populous place in WA after Perth and Bunbury. It also ranks 41th largest urban centre by population in Australia.
Based on our research, Geraldton population will reach 32,859 by the end of June 2022. We use end of June each year due to Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) always follow Australian financial year when pushed the data. The calculation is based on the average growth rate of 0.39% over last 11 years since 2011. We believe using the recent years’ figures (see the table in next section) will make the estimation more accurate.
Population Growth of Geraldton
Looking back last eleven years of Geraldton’s population, the growth rate is fairly slow but consistent ranging from 0.32% to 0.60%, decreasing around 101 to 192 people each year to the overall population. The main reason contributes to the population growth is slow employment rate growth and birth rate. Compare with 2011 census and 2016 census data, the city only grew 634 people over 5 years period. The growth rate is below the national population growth.
Demographics of Geraldton
According to census, 49.1 percent of people living in Geraldton are male, while 50.9% are female. Average age in Geraldton is 38. The top countries of birth are: Australia 76.1%, England 4.0%, New Zealand 1.8%, Philippines 1.5%, South Africa 1.4% and India 0.7%. To languages spoken at home are: English 83.9%, Malay 0.9%, Afrikaans 0.8%, Tagalog 0.7%, Italian 0.7% and Filipino 0.5%.
The religious groups in Geraldton consist of: No Religion, so described 30.0%, Catholic 27.0%, Anglican 16.3%, Not stated 10.5% and Christian, nfd 3.2%. In Geraldton, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (62.2%).
Population Density of Geraldton
Geraldton population density is 138 people per square kilometer.
Occupations and Industries
According to census, the main occupations of people living in Geraldton are Technicians and Trades Workers 17.1%, Professionals 16.2%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 12.4%, Community and Personal Service Workers 11.8%, and Labourers 11.8%.
The main industries people from Geraldton work in are 4.2% worked in Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals). Other major industries of employment included Primary Education 3.5%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 3.3%, Takeaway Food Services 2.6% and Road Freight Transport 2.5%.
In terms of working hours, 11.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.5% worked 40 hours or more.
Facts About Geraldton
- 15,099 people have a job in Geraldton. Of these 55.2% were employed full time, 29.5% were employed part-time and 9.2% were unemployed.
- Evidence shows that indigenous people living on the west coast of Australia for at least 40,000 years.
- Geraldton is an important service and logistics centre for regional mining, fishing, wheat, sheep and tourism industries.
- The city was established in 1850 and the town of Geraldton is named after Governor FitzGerald.
- In Geraldton, of people aged 15 years and over, 44.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 13.3% were in a de facto marriage.
- Geraldton was the first regional community in Western Australia to have NBN (National Broadband Network).
The following links provide data for this topic:The following links provide data for this topic:
- Australian Bureau of Statistics: www.abs.gov.au
- Western Australian Government: www.wa.gov.au
- City of Greater Geraldton -Boulder: www.cgg.wa.gov.au