High Country

  • State

  • Region Size

    27454.79 (Sq Kms)
  • Population

  • Largest Regional City

  • No. of Jobs

  • Median Weekly Household Mortgage

  • Median Weekly Household Rent

  • Region is known for

    The magnificent Australian Alps
Data Source: Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics data

Map of Towns in High Country

Discover High Country

The High Country’s natural beauty, recreational activities, and strong sense of community offer a more relaxed and fulfilling lifestyle. The region offers career opportunities across viticulture, horticulture, livestock farming, artisanal food production, education, tourism, hospitality, arts, and so much more. With its focus on quality education, access to nature, diverse industries, and work-life balance, the High Country is the perfect place for you and your family to work, grow, and thrive.


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

  • 106,876

    Estimated resident population (no.)

  • 48

    Median age - persons (years)

  • 62,557

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

  • 1,736

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (no.)

  • 10,921

    Persons born overseas (no.)

High Country Adelaide Hills Population Statistics

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

  • 12,920

    Total number of businesses


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

  • 85,260

    Number of jobs (no.)

  • 716

    Median weekly personal income ($)

  • 12,920

    Total number of businesses


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

  • 45,835

    Total households (no.)

  • 2.3

    Average household size (no. of persons)

  • 878

    Median equivalised total household income (weekly) ($)

  • 1,408

    Median monthly household mortgage payment ($)

  • 261

    Median weekly household rental payment ($)


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

  • 9

    Number of Hospitals

  • 6

    Number of Airports

Moving to High Country


Family fun

The High Country region offers a range of schooling options, including primary, secondary, and higher education institutions. The landscape also offers endless opportunities for outdoor education – giving your kids the chance to get out of the classroom and connect with nature. Families can engage in activities like hiking, camping, skiing, and mountain biking creating a wholesome and active lifestyle for both you and your children.

Living in High Country


Weekend adventures

You’ll never be short of weekend activities living in the High Country. The region is home to the magnificent Australian Alps, with peaks like Mount Kosciuszko, providing opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts to hike, explore, and connect with nature. The High Country boasts world-class ski resorts such as Falls Creek, Mount Hotham, and Mount Buller, offering thrilling experiences for skiers and snowboarders. Food and wine lovers will be delighted by the region’s gourmet offerings, including wineries, farm-to-table restaurants, artisanal producers, and the chance to visit local farms.

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