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Population: 60,00 (approx.)
Geographical land area:
 507,896 KM2

Age Range (2013 1)

  • 0-4: 4,478
  • 5-24: 15,131
  • 25-64: 45,159
  • 65+: 1,450


Rural Health West has released a population and health snapshot for Pilbara for 2016. To view this document click here.


  • Nickol Bay Hospital
  • Newman Hospital
  • Hedland Health Campus
  • Onslow Hospital
  • Roebourne Hospital
  • Paraburdoo Hospital
  • Tom Price Hospital

The Pilbara has four local government areas – the Shires of Ashburton, East Pilbara, City of Karratha and the Town of Port Hedland. The major towns of the region are Port Hedland and Karratha. Other towns are Roebourne, Dampier, Onslow, Pannawonica, Paraburdoo, Tom Price, Wickham, Newman, Marble Bar and Nullagine.

The Pilbara has some of the world’s most ancient natural landscapes, dating back two billion years, with a rich Aboriginal culture and stunning natural landscapes.    Deep rocky canyons lead to peaceful plunge pools in the beautiful Karijini National Park. Hundreds of islands with dazzling white beaches and untouched coral gardens are yours to explore on the Dampier Archipelago and Mackerel Islands. The Pilbara is also known as the engine room of Australia – home to a massive mining industry in crude oil, salt, natural gas and iron ore.

The Team

Regional Manager Winny Henry winny.henry@wapha.org.au
Regional Coordinator Courtney Wellington courtney.wellington@wapha.org.au
Primary Health Liaison Sharon Sewell sharon.sewell@wapha.org.au