Albany has lowest sex ratio

By Chris Thomson | posted on October 4, 2018

HETEROSEXUAL men in Albany may have cause for celebration as the city has the lowest ratio of males to females in regional Western Australia.

Australian Bureau of Statistics figures released on Thursday show there are only 87.1 males per 100 females in the South Coast’s only city.

This is the lowest sex ratio of any statistical area in regional WA.

The Albany sex ratio is the second lowest in the State, behind only the leafy Perth enclave of Mosman Park/Peppermint Grove that had 85.6 males for every 100 females.

At the other end of the scale, the mining areas of East Pilbara (274.7) and Ashburton (245.9) had the State’s highest male to female sex ratios.