• Busselton

    • -8.3% ANNUAL
    • $440,000 ANNUAL
    • 1,878 POPULATION

    Named in honour of the Bussell's, an early and notable family of pioneers who were the first settlers in the area. They had previously settled at Augusta near the mouth of the Blackwood River in 1830, and in 1831, disenchanted with the hardships encountered, J. G. Bussell discovered land of "parkland" nature in the Vasse region. He was granted land in the area in 1832, and moved here in 1834. Bussell built a home named "Cattlechosen", and the remainder of his family moved here from Augusta in 1835/6.

    The first official mention of the name Busselton was on 30 June 1835, when the Colonial Secretary wrote... read more

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    Distance to Perth (km) 193
    Postcode 6280
    Local Government Busselton

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    2016 Census Summary Busselton Busselton urban area
    Population - usually resident 1,878 39,713
    Median age of residents (years) 51 42
    Average household size (persons) 2.00 3.00
    Number of occupied dwellings * 824 13,956
    Number of unoccupied dwellings 216 5,110
    Median weekly household income $837 $1,313
    Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,733 $1,883
    Total private dwellings 1,043 19,065
    Area (sqkm) 4 2,749
    * Excludes visitor only households

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    Growth of Nearby Suburbs

    Siesta Park 70.3%
    Yalyalup 7.1%
    Bovell 5.1%

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