Blue Mountains

  • State

  • Region Size

    11454.48 (Sq Kms)
  • Population

  • Largest Regional City

  • No. of Jobs

  • Median Weekly Household Mortgage

  • Median Weekly Household Rent

  • Region is known for

    Peaceful family living
Data Source: Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics data

Map of Towns in Blue Mountains

Discover Blue Mountains

Breathtaking beauty and endless adventures await you in the Blue Mountains. Renowned for its spectacular landscape, this region is home to magnificent waterfalls, historical walking tracks, mountain biking trails, and thrilling adventure sports. Spend your weekends exploring the iconic Blue Mountains National Park, where the famous Three Sisters formation stands tall. From its safe and welcoming communities, excellent schools, and its vibrant music scene, the Blue Mountains is an iconic place to call home.


People are the heart of all communities. Get a picture of Blue Maintains by understanding the people who live there.

  • 103,867

    Estimated resident population (no.)

  • 45

    Median age - persons (years)

  • 62,283

    Working age population (aged 15-64 years) (no.)

  • 3,960

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (no.)

  • 16,224

    Persons born overseas (no.)

Blue Mountains Adelaide Hills Population Statistics

From small locally owned businesses to larger operations, industries in Blue Mountains form an important part of the community.

  • 7,827

    Total number of businesses


A move to more means creating a better life for yourself. Gain insight into the job market in Blue Mountains to assist in your decision-making.

  • 79,225

    Number of jobs (no.)

  • 771

    Median weekly personal income ($)

  • 7,827

    Total number of businesses


Discover the household make-up of those already living in Blue Mountains to help you decide if this is the right region for you.

  • 42,498

    Total households (no.)

  • 2.4

    Average household size (no. of persons)

  • 1,017

    Median equivalised total household income (weekly) ($)

  • 1,950

    Median monthly household mortgage payment ($)

  • 355

    Median weekly household rental payment ($)


Have confidence that Blue Mountains has the services you need to support your lifestyle. This is a vital step in your decision to move to more.

  • 5

    Number of Hospitals

  • 1

    Number of Airports

Moving to Blue Mountains
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Peace & security

Home to a population of over 15,000 people, including many families and older couples, the Blue Mountains offers a peaceful and safe environment. Experience a welcoming community, supportive local businesses, and superb healthcare facilities including the Blue Mountains District ANZAC Memorial Hospital. Your family’s educational needs will also be well catered for with the prestigious Blue Mountains Grammar School, an array of additional state and private schools, and tertiary education options including Western Sydney University and TAFE NSW Western Sydney Institute Blue Mountains College.

Living in Blue Mountains
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Family adventures

With its rugged terrain, awe-inspiring waterfalls, stunning mountain ranges and lush forests, the Blue Mountains is a playground for adventure-seekers. Take family time to a whole new level with world-class mountain biking trails, exhilarating horse riding, and adrenaline-pumping canyoning and abseiling – all on your doorstep. Create lifelong memories, and ignite a love for nature and adventure in the Blue Mountains.

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In tune

Despite its natural beauty and peaceful setting, the Blue Mountains offers a vibrant cultural and music scene. The Blue Mountains Music Festival held each March celebrates roots music and jazz and the quirky Ukulele Festival brings Hawaiian sounds to the streets of Katoomba in February. Spend lazy weekends at the local cafes and restaurants including Boiler House Restaurant and Blackheath Bar & Bistro, indulging in fresh regional produce, surrounded by stunning vistas and the sounds of local and visiting artists.

Towns of Blue Mountains

Explore towns and villages offering the perfect blend of natural beauty, outdoor activities, cosy streets lined with shops and cafes, each with a strong sense of community spirit.

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