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Horrocks is located in Western Australia
Location in Western Australia
Population 138 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 6535
Elevation 10 m (33 ft)
LGA(s) Shire of Northampton
State electorate(s) Moore
Federal Division(s) Durack
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
27.7 °C
82 °F
15.4 °C
60 °F
433 mm
17 in

Horrocks also known as Horrocks Beach is a coastal town in the Mid West region of Western Australia. It is located 499 kilometres (310 mi) north of the state capital, Perth and 22 kilometres (14 mi) west of Northampton, the closest major town.

In the 2016 census Horrocks had a population of 138 people in 184 dwellings (63 occupied). Most of the dwellings are holiday houses. The population of Horrocks fluctuates depending on tourism, with the town at full capacity during school holidays and throughout the summer. During the census (Tuesday 9 August) 62% of dwellings were unoccupied (national average 11%).

The town was named after Joseph Lucas Horrocks, a convict who was transported to Western Australia in 1851 for forging and uttering. Horrocks received a conditional pardoned in 1856. He built a non-denominational and first church in Northampton.

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