• Margaret River

    • 19.7% ANNUAL
    • $565,000 ANNUAL
    • 7,654 POPULATION

    The townsite of Margaret River is located in the south west agricultural area, 277 kilometres south southwest of Perth and 48 kilometres south southwest of Busselton. It is located on the Margaret River from which it derives its name. The precise origin of the naming of the river is not known, but it was possibly named by John Bussell in honour of Margaret Wyche, a friend in England who was expected to follow the Bussell's to Australia. The name is first shown on a map of the region published in 1839.

    In 1910 the Margaret River Progress Association wrote to the Minister for Lands requesting a townsite be... read more

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    Postcode 6285
    Local Government Augusta-Margaret River
    Primary schools Margaret River Primary School, St Thomas More Catholic Primary School, Margaret River Montessori School, Rapids Landing Primary School, Cowaramup Primary School, Margaret River Independent School, Karridale Primary School, Yallingup Steiner School, Vasse Primary School, Cornerstone Christian College Ltd
    Secondary schools Margaret River Senior High School, Cape Naturaliste College, Cornerstone Christian College Ltd, Geographe Education Support Centre, St Mary Mackillop College, Busselton Senior High School, Georgiana Molloy Anglican School, Nannup District High School, South West John Calvin Christian College, Dalyellup College

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    2016 Census Summary Margaret River Regional WA
    Population - usually resident 7,654 524,167
    Median age of residents (years) 36 39
    Average household size (persons) 3.00 3.00
    Number of occupied dwellings * 2,661 176,495
    Number of unoccupied dwellings 669 47,139
    Median weekly household income $1,325 $1,415
    Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,733 $1,700
    Total private dwellings 3,337 223,635
    Area (sqkm) 61 2,520,230
    * Excludes visitor only households

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    Growth of Nearby Suburbs

    Witchcliffe 18.6%
    Prevelly 14.8%
    Gnarabup -6.4%

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