Regional Development Australia - Kimberley
Regional Development Australia - Kimberley

--- Kimberley Statistics

The Kimberley is home to approx. 39,099 (2014) people spread over six main townships and 200 small Indigenous communities. Approximately half the population comprising Aboriginal people that represent more than 30 traditional Aboriginal language groups.  

--- ABS Stats Kimberley

Local Government Areas vital statistics (ABS 2015)

--- Broome ABS--- Derby ABS  

  --- Halls Creek ABS--- Wyndham ASB

 

Did You Know?

  • The Kimberley region has a population density of around one person per 12.5 square kilometres compared to an Australian population density of around 35 people and a United Kingdom of around 3,075 people for the comparable area.

  • The ‘tropical summer’ or wet season from November to April, delivers 90 per cent of the region’s rainfall.

  • The Kimberley region was first inhabited about 40,000 years ago.

  • Four wetlands in the Kimberley are recognised for their global significance and listed under the Ramsar Convention.

  • During the peak flooding of the Fitzroy River it could fill the Sydney Harbour in 21 hours.

  • Wolfe Creek is the second largest crater in the world, a meteorite crashed to Earth 300,000 years ago creating it.

  • About 50 per cent of the region is held under pastoral lease for grazing stock.

  • Argyle Diamond Mine is the world’s largest diamond mine.

  • The Kimberley has 80% of the States’s total divertible water resources, with less than 1% currently being utilised.

  • The hydroelectric power generation station is operating at the Ord River Dam, it is the largest single contributor to renewal energy electricity generation in northern WA.

  • Towns in the Kimberley have between 250 and 320 days above 30 degrees each year.

Information courtesy of the Kimberley Development Commission