Western Australia's Golden Outback

  • State
  • Region Size
    1315177.76 (Sq Kms)
  • Population
  • Largest Regional City
  • No. of Jobs
  • Median Weekly Household Mortgage
  • Median Weekly Household Rent
  • Region is known for
    Unique natural wonders
Data Source: Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics data

Western Australia’s Golden Outback

The Golden Outback offers a unique blend of history and awe-inspiring landscapes. From the famous gold mines of Kalgoorlie to the breathtaking shores of Esperance, every part of the region offers authentic, one-of-a-kind experiences. With a variety of job opportunities across a diverse range of sectors including tourism, retail, manufacturing, agriculture and mining, and a close-knit community known for its innovative spirit, the Golden Outback promises a rewarding life with more.


People are the heart of all communities. Get a picture of Western Australia’s Golden Outback by understanding the people who live there.

  • 94,637
    Estimated resident population (no.)
  • 39
    Median age - persons (years)
  • 61,664
    Working age population (aged 15-64 years) (no.)
  • 7,531
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (no.)
  • 15,235
    Persons born overseas (no.)
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From small locally owned businesses to larger operations, industries in Western Australia’s Golden Outback form an important part of the community.

  • 9,632
    Total number of businesses

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

  • 78,615
    Number of jobs (no.)
  • 922
    Median weekly personal income ($)
  • 9,632
    Total number of businesses

Discover the household make-up of those already living in Western Australia’s Golden Outback to help you decide if this is the right region for you.

  • 36,955
    Total households (no.)
  • 2.6
    Average household size (no. of persons)
  • 1,123
    Median equivalised total household income (weekly) ($)
  • 1,317
    Median monthly household mortgage payment ($)
  • 250
    Median weekly household rental payment ($)

Have confidence that Western Australia’s Golden Outback has the services you need to support your lifestyle. This is a vital step in your decision to move to more.

  • 25
    Number of Hospitals
  • 31
    Number of Airports
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Innovation and ingenuity

This region offers a wealth of employment and business possibilities. The retail sector is one of the largest employers, closely followed by the manufacturing industry. Along the coastlines of Ravensthorpe and Esperance, commercial fishing also provides significant job opportunities. This region is renowned for its innovation, with the dynamic hub of Kalgoorlie-Boulder boasting Curtin University, offering exceptional higher education. Experience the Golden Outback’s reputation for ingenuity and your mark in this sophisticated and forward-thinking region.

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Weekend adventures

From the majestic Mount Augustus to the pristine shores of Esperance, you’ll be spoilt for weekend adventures. Uncover the fascinating history of Kalgoorlie, home to an iconic gold mine and magnificent heritage buildings. Tee off at the world’s longest golf course, Nullarbor Links, or perhaps explore Wave Rock and the mesmerising Lake Hillier. Embrace the authentic Australian experience at Cape Le Grand National Park, where kangaroos lounge on sun-kissed beaches. Get ready for unforgettable adventures across desert plains and awe-inspiring coastlines and discover the incredibleIndigenous and pioneering culture that shaped this land.

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