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Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes

Mining and tourism industries figure prominently in the Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes, with the farming, horticultural and viticulture sectors also contributing to the local economy.

Mining is a major contributor to the shire's economy, with Talison Lithium operating out of Greenbushes. The combined total of spodumene, tantalite and tin production in Greenbushes was worth $179.6 million in 2006-07, with a significant portion of world demand for spodumene and tantalum met by the Greenbushes mine.

The shire, encompassing the historic towns of Bridgetown and Greenbushes, also recognises tourism as a very strong part of the local economy. Many old buildings in Bridgetown have been restored to their former glory, making Bridgetown a popular heritage tourism destination.

Attractions

Visit the Bridgetown-Greenbushes visitor information website for detailed information on local attractions, events, tours and accommodation options.

Shire statistics

Towns & communities
Bridgetown, North Greenbushes, Greenbushes, Yornup, Hester, Catterick, Winnijup, Maranup Ford, Hester Brook, Kangaroo Gully, Wandillup, Glennlynn, Sunnyside, Kingston
Local industries
Mining, Timber, Farming, Horticulture, Marron, Viticulture, Crafts & Cottage Industries
Population
Estimated resident population
4,643
Annual growth rate 0.7%
Building value
Total value of building approvals $16.1m
Residential approvals $15.6m
Non-residential approvals $0.5m
Number of residential building approvals 46
Labour market
Labour force / unemployment rate
Average income
Average taxable income per annum $61,328
Agriculture
Total agricultural land holdings
46,009 hectares
Number of farms
186
Value of agricultural production
$18 million

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