|Population||20,880 (UCL 2021)|
|Time zone||ACST (UTC+9:30)|
|• Summer (DST)||ACDT (UTC+10:30)|
|Location||395 km (245 mi) from Adelaide|
|LGA(s)||City of Whyalla|
To get the renewal of the mining lease, BHP had to build a blast furnace to smelt the ore into pig iron. This led to the establishment of steel making, and ship building industries, which were very active during the period 1960–1980.
The viability of these industries so far from markets declined. This led to the closure of many operations and a decline in the local population. At its peak, during the mid-1980s, about 35,000 people lived there.
References[change | change source]
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Whyalla (urban centre and locality)". Australian Census 2021.
- Whyalla Postcode Australia Post
- "District of Giles Background Profile". Electoral Commission SA. Retrieved 20 August 2015.
- "Federal electoral division of Grey, boundary gazetted 16 December 2011" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 20 August 2015.