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.
Visit the Bridgetown-Greenbushes visitor information website for detailed information on local attractions, events, tours and accommodation options.
|Towns & communities|
|Bridgetown, North Greenbushes, Greenbushes, Yornup, Hester, Catterick, Winnijup, Maranup Ford, Hester Brook, Kangaroo Gully, Wandillup, Glennlynn, Sunnyside, Kingston|
|Mining, Timber, Farming, Horticulture, Marron, Viticulture, Crafts & Cottage Industries|
|Estimated resident population
|Annual growth rate||0.7%|
|Total value of building approvals||$16.1m|
|Number of residential building approvals||46
|Labour market (a)|
|Labour force employed||2,508|
|Average taxable income per annum||$61,328|
|Total agricultural land holdings
|Number of farms
|Value of agricultural production
(a) Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Small Area Labour Markets - Australia.