North West

  • State
  • Region Size
    12941.25 (Sq Kms)
  • Population
  • Largest Regional City
    Devonport or Burnie
  • No. of Jobs
  • Median Weekly Household Mortgage
  • Median Weekly Household Rent
  • Region is known for
    The food-bowl of Australia
Data Source: Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics data

North West

Known for its strong agricultural focus and resource-rich lands, the North West boasts some of Australia’s finest produce. The major city centres of Burnie and Devonport offer manufacturing and export opportunities, and further afield, you’ll discover smaller villages and towns supported by tourism and food production sectors. Spend your weekend exploring farmgate stalls, artisanal breweries, stunning coastlines, and charming villages, as you live a life with more in the North West.


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

  • 114,754
    Estimated resident population (no.)
  • 44
    Median age - persons (years)
  • 69,300
    Working age population (aged 15-64 years) (no.)
  • 9,417
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (no.)
  • 11,644
    Persons born overseas (no.)
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From small locally owned businesses to larger operations, industries in North West form an important part of the community.

  • 8,017
    Total number of businesses

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

  • 80,735
    Number of jobs (no.)
  • 638
    Median weekly personal income ($)
  • 8,017
    Total number of businesses

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

  • 47,409
    Total households (no.)
  • 2.4
    Average household size (no. of persons)
  • 788
    Median equivalised total household income (weekly) ($)
  • 1,211
    Median monthly household mortgage payment ($)
  • 245
    Median weekly household rental payment ($)

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

  • 4
    Number of Hospitals
  • 4
    Number of Airports
  • 1
    Number of Universities
Moving to North West
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Incredible adventures

There’s so much to experience in this unique region. Explore the pristine wilderness of the Tarkine, Australia’s largest remaining temperate rainforest, offering spectacular hiking tracks. Visit the cliffs at Cape Grim and breathe in the world’s cleanest air delivered by the Roaring Forties winds. Discover the state’s first wind farm and embrace the beauty of the Edge of the World, where huge swells sweep across thousands of kilometres of unbroken ocean. Drive the winding roads to picturesque Boat Harbour or step back in time at the historic village of Stanley, nestled at the base of The Nut, an ancient volcanic plug.

Living in North West
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Of nature’s bounty

This resource-rich region is often referred to as the ‘food bowl of Australia,’ thanks to its fertile red soils that provide the finest dairy, beef, fruit, vegetables, and aquaculture produce. Treat your taste buds as you visit farmgate stalls, distilleries, and cellar doors, where you can savour local berries, hazelnuts, cheese, chocolate, craft beer, and wine. Embark on the Tasting Trail, where you will meet the producers and sample the region’s diverse culinary offerings. Hunt for truffles, enjoy freshly caught seafood straight from the boats, and discover the authentic flavours of this bountiful coastal region.

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