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Bluff Point
GeraldtonWestern Australia
Population 1,319 (2006 census)
 • Density 824/km2 (2,130/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.

Geography

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.

Demographics

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

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

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.

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