Outback NSW

  • State

  • Region Size

    297474.9 (Sq Kms)
  • Population

  • Largest Regional City

    Broken Hill
  • No. of Jobs

  • Median Weekly Household Mortgage

  • Median Weekly Household Rent

  • Region is known for

    Rugged beauty & community spirit
Data Source: Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics data

Map of Towns in Outback NSW

Discover Outback NSW

Outback NSW is home to some of the most diverse and striking landscapes Australia has to offer. From spectacular outback settings and wide-open spaces and modern infrastructure and facilities, the Far West offers something for everyone. A range of health and education services, a growing economy, little to no commute time and a strong sense of community combine to ensure your quality of life in Outback NSW is second to none.


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

  • 38,304

    Estimated resident population (no.)

  • 42

    Median age - persons (years)

  • 23,256

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

  • 6,370

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (no.)

  • 2,166

    Persons born overseas (no.)

Outback NSW Adelaide Hills Population Statistics

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

  • 3,730

    Total number of businesses


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

  • 28,495

    Number of jobs (no.)

  • 671

    Median weekly personal income ($)

  • 3,730

    Total number of businesses


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

  • 16,895

    Total households (no.)

  • 2.3

    Average household size (no. of persons)

  • 828

    Median equivalised total household income (weekly) ($)

  • 920

    Median monthly household mortgage payment ($)

  • 200

    Median weekly household rental payment ($)


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

  • 12

    Number of Hospitals

  • 12

    Number of Airports

Moving to Outback NSW



Residents in Outback NSW love where they live and they want to share it with you. There are so many opportunities to connect with community groups, sporting organisations and places of worship. This community embraces new residents, and it won’t take long before you connect with locals who share your interests. Quite simply, the sense of community and belonging is what makes Outback NSW so special.

Living in Outback NSW
Tourism Australia


Of what matters

With affordable housing, from charming miner’s cottages to stunning modern homes, and expansive lifestyle blocks for the kids to roam, Outback NSW also boasts low unemployment rates and a thriving economy. There are diverse job opportunities, particularly in healthcare and social assistance. And, your education needs are covered with 17 schools, including the prestigious School of the Air, and institutions like TAFE NSW and the Country Universities Centre. Join this vibrant community, where more affordable living, more career prospects, and more quality education are waiting for you.

Best Towns to Live in Outback NSW


Fun and games

Outback NSW boasts outstanding sporting facilities. Clubs are welcoming and always excited for new members. And, no matter what you or your children enjoy there’s something for everyone; golf, AFL, league, basketball, netball, archery, mountain biking, motocross, bush walking, swimming, gymnastics, camp draft, dance, shooting, water skiing, kayaking, lawn bowls and cricket are all catered for in this very special region of NSW.

Towns of Outback NSW

The Outback NSW region of NSW offers a variety of unique towns and villages. From Broken Hill, known for its rich mining history, heritage architecture and vibrant arts and culture scene, to Lightning Ridge famous for opal mining, and known for its strong sense of community.

Your favourite towns and regions

Save your favourite towns and regions here and send them to yourself or share it with friends and family.