Statistics & demographics

Statistics

Council Statistics 2009-2010

  • Distance from Perth (km) 301
  • Area 7,028 (sq km)
  • Length of Sealed Roads (km) 512*
  • Length of Unsealed Roads (km) 792*
  • Population 9,773**
  • Number of Electors 6,897
  • Number of Dwellings 4,546
  • Total Rates Levied $5.6
  • Total Revenue $20.1m
  • Number of Employees 102

 * Shire of Manjimup Roads only

** ABS 2006 Census

Demographics

  • Largest Shire in the South West (7,028 km2)
  • Population of 9,995 (Estimated Resident Population as at 30 June 2008 - Australian Bureau of Statistics 3218.0 Regional Population Growth Australia 2007-08)
  • 6,897 Electors (October 2009)
  • 85% of the Shire is National Park or State Forest (600,000 hectares)
  • Incorporates 4 towns & 5 settlements
  • 40% of the State's potable water
  • Low unemployment (4.2% December 2002)
  • Agricultural production $112m pa (98/99) Forest products $140m pa (99)
  • Largest orchard in WA (Casuarina Valley)
  • Largest nursery in WA (CALM Manjimup)
  • 3rd largest wine region in WA at 13% of production (Margaret River 42% & Great Southern 20%)
  • 140 km’s of pristine coastline
  • 40% of the world famous Bibbulmun Track
  • Extensive road, rail, air and telecommunication infrastructure
  • Temperate Climate Rainfall 1100mm annual average

 

 

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