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Shire of Manjimup

The Shire of Manjimup is the hub of the timber industry in the South West region. In recent years the volume of hardwood production has decreased as a result of the State's Regional Forest Agreement, addressing the harvesting of native jarrah and other species. The processing of hardwood is now focused primarily on value adding.

Plantations are becoming a significant part of timber production in the area. The total volume of bluegum woodchips exported through the Port of Bunbury in 2008-09 was 1.1 million tonnes. More timber industry statistics.

The local area is host to many vineyards, horticulture and farming operations.

The retail sector is also a significant employer, with the township of Manjimup being the regional centre of the Warren Blackwood area, which encompasses Manjimup and the surrounding Shires of Nannup, Bridgetown Greenbushes and Boyup Brook.

Manjimup is a SuperTown.

Attractions

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

Shire statistics

Towns & communities
Manjimup, Pemberton, Northcliffe, Walpole, Deanmill, Palgarup, Jardee, Nyamup, Quinninup, Windy Harbour
Local industries
Tourism, Timber, Wood chips, Horticulture, Beef Cattle, Fruit and Vegetables, Dairying, Sheep, Wineries and Viticultuer, Marron and Aquaculture, Truffles
Population
Estimated resident population
9,445
Annual growth rate 0.2%
Building value
Total value of building approvals $13.6m
Residential approvals $9.9m
Non-residential approvals $3.7m
Residential lot subdivision approvals 25
Labour market (a)
Labour force employed 5,417
Unemployment rate 4.6%
Average income
Average taxable income per annum $55,700
Agriculture
Total agricultural land holdings
78,656 hectares
Number of farms
461
Value of agricultural production
$126 million

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

ABS Census data

Community Profiles
Census QuickStats

 

Marron farming

Marron farming is a flourishing industry

Mill houses in Pemberton

Historic mill houses line Pemberton's peaceful streets

National Parks

National Parks

Manjin Park

State funding turned disused railway land into an attractive park in Manjimup

Manjimup's timber industry

Manjimup's timber industry