Western Australia's population has recently drifted from inland rural areas to cities and coastal regions. Changes in fanning practices over several decades and the recent falls in wheat and wool prices, have forced many families to leave inland farms and rural towns .
However, many families are also developing sources of off-farm income and other activities to keep themselves, local businesses and towns suroiving.
"Rural depopulation in Western Australia,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 33
, Article 7.
Available at: http://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol33/iss4/7