- This article is about a governmental division; for other
uses, see Southwest,
Location of the South West region in
The South West region
is one of the nine regions of Western Australia
It is so
named because it located in the south west corner of Western
South West region has an area of 23,970 km², and a population
of about 123,000 people.
The South West has a Mediterranean
, with dry summers and wet winters. About 900mm of rain
falls per year, with almost all of it falling between May and
September. Mean maximum daily temperatures range from 16°C (61°F)
in July to 29°C (84°F) in February.
The economy of the South West is very diverse. It is a major world
producer of alumina
and mineral sands
, and also has substantial
industries. It is Western Australia's most popular
tourist destination outside Perth.
Local Government divisions
The South West region consists of the following local government
- Western Australia. Dept. of Land Administration. Cartographic
Services Branch. (2004) South West Corner/Western
Australia Perth, W.A.. Scale 1:150 000 ; (E 114°58'--E
115°40'/S 033°27'--S 034°25') Also known as StreetSmart Touring
Map - with localities Augusta, Busselton, Dunsborough and Margaret
River on title ISBN 0-7309-2907-8
- Nottie, Trevor (2004). Plants for Mediterranean Climate
Gardens. Rosenberg. p. 9.
- Bunbury Geography and Weather.