Population: 169,682 (approx.)Print
Geographical land area: 
24,000 KM2

Age Range (2013 1)

  • 0-4: 5,047
  • 5-24: 18,247
  • 25-64: 41,279
  • 65+: 12,880


Rural Health West has released a population and health snapshot for South West for 2016. To view this document click here.


  • Bunbury Hospital
  • Collie Hospital
  • Busselton Hospital
  • Margaret River Hospital
  • St John of God Bunbury Hospital

The region has a widely diverse range of economic activities include: agriculture and horticulture; timber and forest products; mineral extraction, processing and manufacturing, retail, tourism, construction, manufacturing, service industries, fishing and aquaculture. The major population centres in the South West region are the towns of Bunbury, Collie, Busselton, Manjimup and Margaret River.

The team

Regional Manager Dianne Ritson dianne.ritson@wapha.org.au
Regional Coordinator Jasmin Brown jasmin.brown@wapha.org.au
Primary Health Liaison Shirley Anderson shirley.anderson@wapha.org.au
CPC Practice Facilitator / Education & Events Officer Lisa Scholes lisa.scholes@wapha.org.au