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Investability Model Population Forecasts

The City of Geraldton-Greenough and Shire of Mullewa amalgamated in July 2011 and became the City of Greater Geraldton. The economic diversity of the amalgamated City of Greater Geraldton extends well beyond mining, to industries such as agriculture, tourism and fishing. With a strong future as a renewable energy, logistics and service hub to other major regional areas of Western Australia, this only strengthens the potential investability of the region.

In 2011, the City of Geraldton-Greenough commissioned a report outlining an investability model for the Mid West Region. The following overview outlines population projections for the City of Greater Geraldton, specifying key drivers and indicators.

Australian Bureau of Statistics & Census Data

Person, family and dwelling characteristic statistics broken down into a number of categories from the 1996, 2001 and 2006 Census can be found in the Census section of the Australian Bureau of Statistics website. When viewing historical statistics related to the local government area, it should be taken into consideration that the City of Greater Geraldton constituted of the City of Geraldton, Shire of Greenough and Shire of Mullewa until July 2007, taking into consideration all of the above Census surveys. From July 2007 until July 2011, the City of Geraldton-Greenough and Shire of Mullewa made up what is now the City of Greater Geraldton. The 2011 Census will take into account the newly formed City of Greater Geraldton as a local government area.

Business & Major Projects

Geraldton Opportunities

Geraldton is a thriving regional city, overlooking the Indian Ocean and supporting a rapidly growing population. Situated just over 400km north of Perth, Geraldton has all the major services, cultural, shopping and sporting facilities you would expect in a city, yet a more relaxed pace of life, typical of the country. As the regional service centre for the entire Mid West region, business and employment opportunities are many and diverse. From fishing to tourism, mining to agriculture, small business to government roles and a comprehensive range of tertiary service industries, people from all walks of life are attracted to Geraldton’s climate of opportunity.

Mid West Development Commission

The Mid West Development Commission works to promote the sustainable development of Western Australia’s Mid West region. The commission manages and assists with the management of a number of economic and community based projects, providing free assistance and advice to:

  • Expanding and developing industry and business
  • Existing and potential exporters
  • Potential investors
  • Major project proponents
  • Mid West Local Government Authorities
  • Community Organisations
  • People or groups seeking Mid West information resources

The Mid West Development Commission regularly produces publications such as major project summaries and regional profiles, outlining developments in mining, infrastructure, tourism, education, research and sporting facilities and land. The most recent versions of these documents can be sourced from the publications section of the Mid West Development Commission website.

Mid West Chamber of Commerce and Industry