Shire of Collie
The town of Collie is located 60 kilometres from the regional City of Bunbury, and is linked to the Bunbury Port by a rail freight network. Mining and power generation are the major contributors to the local economy.
Historically a coal mining town, Collie produces all the state's coal supplies, which are sold on the domestic market. Western Power uses the majority of the coal for electricity generation with the remainder used by industry in the production of alumina, mineral sands, cement and nickel.
The Worsley Alumina Refinery situated near Collie processes bauxite mined in the Shire of Boddington. Alumina production is at record levels with a processing value of $1.3 billion in 2008-09. More mining sector statistics.
Collie is a SuperTown.
Visit the Collie River Valley visitor information website for detailed information on local attractions, events, tours and accommodation options.
|Towns & communities|
|Ewington, Allanson, Cardiff, Buckingham, Collie-Burn, Shotts, Mungalup, Worsley, Preston Road|
|Power Generation, Alumina Refinery, Open Cut Coal mining, Timber, Farming, Tourism, Aquaculture, Viticulture|
|Estimated resident population, 2012||9,465|
|Annual growth rate||1.3%|
|Building approvals 2012-13|
|Total value of building approvals||$12,948,000|
|Number of residential building approvals||41|
|Labour market (a)|
|Labour force employed||5,166|
|Average taxable income per annum||$68,798|
|Residential lots approved for development, 2010||8|
|Total agricultural land holdings, 2005-06||12,576 hectares|
|Number of farms, 2005-06||63|
|Value of agricultural production, 2005-06||$6,458,261|
(a) Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Small Area Labour Markets - Australia.