West Coast

  • State

  • Region Size

    9583.54 (Sq Kms)
  • Population

  • Largest Regional City

  • No. of Jobs

  • Median Weekly Household Mortgage

  • Median Weekly Household Rent

  • Region is known for

    Untamed beauty
Data Source: Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics data

Map of Towns in West Coast

Discover West Coast

Experience the remote and rugged West Coast of Tasmania, a region bursting with colour, creativity, and unmatched liveability. The West Coast offers a relaxed pace of life, affordable housing options, close-knit communities, and innovative career opportunities. And, with 19 national parks and reserves on your doorstep, there’s no shortage of weekend activities to enjoy in this spectacular part of Tasmania.


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

  • 4,373

    Estimated resident population (no.)

  • 46

    Median age - persons (years)

  • 2,768

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

  • 347

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (no.)

  • 468

    Persons born overseas (no.)

West Coast Adelaide Hills Population Statistics

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

  • 191

    Total number of businesses


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

  • 2,717

    Number of jobs (no.)

  • 548

    Median weekly personal income ($)

  • 191

    Total number of businesses


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

  • 2,217

    Total households (no.)

  • 2.0

    Average household size (no. of persons)

  • 653

    Median equivalised total household income (weekly) ($)

  • 650

    Median monthly household mortgage payment ($)

  • 158

    Median weekly household rental payment ($)


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

  • 1

    Number of Hospitals

  • 2

    Number of Airports

Moving to West Coast
Tourism Australia


To explore

Discover the pristine beauty of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, explore the history of Sarah Island, and witness the majestic Gordon River. Take a scenic journey aboard the West Coast Wilderness Railway, marvel at the breathtaking rapids of the King River, hike through ancient rainforests, and visit the charming townships of Strahan and Queenstown. With its rich mining heritage and vibrant nature, the West Coast promises so much more to explore.

Living in West Coast
Tourism Tasmania and Chris Crerar


For everyone

The West Coast offers a bright future for families through its commitment to quality education. With schools catering to primary and secondary year levels, as well as private and religious options, and the University of Tasmania’s Cradle Coast campus. This region also provides a variety of housing options, including detached single-family dwellings, apartments, and townhouses. The local government’s initiatives to improve housing quality and accessibility for low-income families reflect the community’s dedication to creating a thriving and inclusive place to call home.

Towns of West Coast

From the mining heritage of Queenstown to the picturesque beauty of Strahan, discover the rich history of these West Coast towns.

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