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Shire of Capel

The Shire of Capel takes in the picturesque towns of Capel and Boyanup, the semi-rural settlements of Stratham and Gelorup, and the beachside estates of Peppermint Grove and Dalyellup.

Growth is driven by a major land development at Dalyellup Beach, a 660 hectare coastal strip located south of Bunbury. An estimated 3,300 lots will be released over the life of the development.

Agricultural activities across the shire include dairy, beef, horticulture and viticulture.

Attractions

Visit the Shire of Capel website for a list of local attractions, events and accommodation options.

Shire statistics

Towns & communities
Peppermint Grove Beach, Gwindinup, Boyanup, Gelorup, Stratham, Elgin, Capel, Dalyellup
Local industries
Mineral Sands Mining, Basalt, Dairying, Vineyards, Fruit, Dairy Products, Timber, Arts and Crafts
Population
Estimated resident population
17,061
Annual growth rate 3.7%
Building value
Total value of building approvals $60.4m
Residential approvals $54.8m
Non-residential approvals $5.6m
Number of residential building approvals 222
Labour market (a)
Labour force employed 9,953
Unemployment rate 3.2%
Average income
Average taxable income per annum $66,401
Agriculture
Total agricultural land holdings
30,688 hectares
Number of farms
187
Value of agricultural production
$34 million

Sources
(a) Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Small Area Labour Markets - Australia.

ABS Census data

Community Profiles
Census QuickStats

Useful Links & Documents

Beach fishing

Beach fishing

Capel Golf Club

Capel Golf Club

Capel Vale Winery

Capel Vale Winery