Socioeconomic impacts of plantation forestry - information booklet
This information booklet summarises the key findings of a recent study conducted by the Bureau of Rural Sciences, examining socioeconomic impacts of the plantation sector in the Great Southern region of Western Australia and the South West Slopes of New South Wales between 1991 and 2004.
The study identified key land uses and industries in the two case study regions and the history of plantation industry development. The level, type and location of employment and spending by the plantation sector over time were examined. The study then linked plantation sector expansion and changes in the socioeconomic characteristics of the population of different parts of the regions.