The Blackwood Basin’s economy as a whole is based mainly on agricultural production, with around 80% of the region devoted to it. The region has significant timber and mineral resources also. However, the lower and middle Blackwood Basin are more known for their high tourism values, with approximately 380,000 tourists visiting each year. Only 30% of the lower Blackwood Basin has been cleared for agricultural production.
Main employment industries in the lower Blackwood basin vary from the tourism-focused opportunities on the coast at Augusta to agricultural production industries inland of Augusta and within the Shire of Nannup. Below are the top five employment responses at three locations; Augusta, Molloy Island and surrounds and within the Shire of Nannup.
- ABS 2011 Community Profile Statistics.