Rural Land in Western Australia Spacial Patterns of Ownership Change: Aggregation and Fragmentation

  • 66 pages

  • Published: 17 Dec 2012

  • Author(s): Pritchard, Bill, Neave, Melissa , Hickey, Deanne , Troy, Laurence

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This report provides detailed data on rural land ownership change in Western Australia over the period 2004-08. It is intended to complement the nation-wide analysis of this issue presented in RIRDC publication 12/038 “Rural Land in Australia: A framework for the measurement and analysis of nationwide patterns of ownership change, aggregation and fragmentation”.

This report examines individual trends for 68 rural Local Government Areas (LGAs) in the in the Peel, Southwest, Great Southern and Wheatbelt regions. This area corresponds to the agricultural heartland of the State. Results for each LGA are compared against regional and state trends.