Economic profile

Industry profiles

The region boasts a diverse, balanced economy which is supported by a strong network of retail, administrative and trade services. As part of its function to promote the Gascoyne region, the Gascoyne Development Commission has published a suite of investment sheets profiling the status of the major industries within the Gascoyne.

Tourism : Mining : Horticulture : Pastoralism : Fishing and Aquaculture

Region description

The Gascoyne, in the North West of Western Australia, captures more than 600km of Indian Ocean coastline and stretches about 500km inland. The coastal area incorporates internationally recognised features such as the Ningaloo Coast and Shark Bay World Heritage Areas, Monkey Mia, and Coral Bay. The hinterland includes the outstanding features of the Kennedy Ranges and Mount Augustus.

The Gascoyne region has a mid-subtropical climate and enjoys the reputation of the ‘sun’s winter home’ with around 320 days of sunshine each year.

The resident population of 9757 is concentrated in the key centres of CarnarvonExmouth, Denham, Gascoyne Junction, Burringurrah and Coral Bay.

Sources: ABS 2016, Department of Fisheries, Department of Agriculture and Food, Tourism WA and Department of Regional Development.