Western Australia's North West

  • State
  • Region Size
    926023.16 (Sq Kms)
  • Population
  • Largest Regional City
  • No. of Jobs
  • Median Weekly Household Mortgage
  • Median Weekly Household Rent
  • Region is known for
    Mining and resources
Data Source: Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics data

Western Australia’s North West

Discover a lifestyle like no other in Australia’s North West. Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of billion-year-old gorges, cascading waterfalls, and pristine coastlines. Experience the unique blend of nature, culture, and thriving communities amongst stunning landscapes and embrace exciting career prospects, as you create lasting memories in this extraordinary corner of the country.


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

  • 96,960
    Estimated resident population (no.)
  • 32
    Median age - persons (years)
  • 69,292
    Working age population (aged 15-64 years) (no.)
  • 22,433
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (no.)
  • 14,955
    Persons born overseas (no.)
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From small locally owned businesses to larger operations, industries in Western Australia’s North West form an important part of the community.

  • 4,661
    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 North West to assist in your decision-making.

  • 75,450
    Number of jobs (no.)
  • 1,281
    Median weekly personal income ($)
  • 4,661
    Total number of businesses

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

  • 36,799
    Total households (no.)
  • 2.6
    Average household size (no. of persons)
  • 1,590
    Median equivalised total household income (weekly) ($)
  • 1,950
    Median monthly household mortgage payment ($)
  • 210
    Median weekly household rental payment ($)

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

  • 13
    Number of Hospitals
  • 71
    Number of Airports
  • 1
    Number of Universities
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Sustainable growth

There has been remarkable growth and development in the North West’s major towns including Karratha, Port Hedland, and Broome. These centres have transformed into thriving communities, offering a range of modern amenities and infrastructure. You’ll enjoy access to quality education through TAFE and Notre Dame University, healthcare facilities, and a diverse array of recreational activities – with new shopping centres, and sports facilities. The ongoing expansion of towns and infrastructure shows the region’s commitment to providing a high standard of living and fostering a welcoming environment for everyone who calls the North West home./p>

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The North West region is widely recognised for its mining and resource sector. With significant projects extracting iron ore, natural gas, and various minerals, the region plays a crucial role in Australia’s position as a leading global exporter. The Pilbara stands out for its immense iron ore deposits, serving as a vital contributor to the nation’s mining industry. The abundance of valuable resources in this region has fuelled economic growth and also created numerous employment opportunities – confirming the region’s reputation as a key player in the global resources market.

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To explore

Immerse yourself in Aboriginal culture through engaging cultural tours and visits to ancient rock art sites, gaining insights into the land’s connection with its traditional custodians. Explore the breathtaking coastal destinations of Broome, with its iconic Cable Beach, and Exmouth, the gateway to the awe-inspiring Ningaloo Reef. Soak up the beauty of pristine white sands, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and vibrant marine life including the opportunity to swim alongside majestic whale sharks. For outdoor enthusiasts, the North West is a haven – the endless opportunities for fishing, boating, hiking, camping making it an ideal place to raise your family.

Towns of Western Australia's North West

Discover the diverse towns in Australia’s North West, where stunning coastal destinations like Broome and Exmouth meet thriving communities including Karratha and Port Hedland.

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