Our Future

Census data shows population spikes in South West hotspots

Nicky Lefebvre
By Nicky Lefebvre
Updated July 6 2022 - 2:16am, first published 2:00am
South West Development Commission Chief Executive, Mellisa Teede.

Early data released from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows a sharp increase in population for select locations around the South West, including a 17.8 percent increase for the Shire of Augusta Margaret River from 2016 to the 2021 Census.


Nicky Lefebvre

Nicky Lefebvre


I am a journalist, photographer and content creator based in the beautiful Margaret River wine region, covering all aspects of our community including local news, sport, entertainment and events, as well as providing a platform for our readers to share their voices direct from regional Australia.

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