District Profile

Shire of Capel District Profile 2017

The 2015 estimated resident population (ERP) of the Shire of Capel is 17,316, an increase of 365 persons over the 2014 ERP of 16,951.

The population of the Geographe Bay/Capes region is now over 100,000 as indicated in the Table below and the Greater Bunbury Region (City of Bunbury and Shires of Capel, Dardanup and Harvey) is 93,304.

Estimated Resident Population – Bay/Capes region

 LGA  2006  2011 2015p  AAGR
2006-2015
 Augusta MR  11,052 12,228 13,807  2.0%
 Busselton  26,711  31,523 36,335  2.8%
 Capel  10,666  15,060 17,316  4.4%
 Bunbury  31,450  32,580 34,467  1.0%
 Total  79,880  91,390 101,925  2.7%

AAGR – average annual growth rate
LGA – local government area
p – preliminary
Source:  3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia, Australian Bureau of Statistics, 31 March 2016.