Western Australia's South West

  • State
  • Region Size
    61858.33 (Sq Kms)
  • Population
  • Largest Regional City
  • No. of Jobs
  • Median Weekly Household Mortgage
  • Median Weekly Household Rent
  • Region is known for
    Laid back lifestyle
Data Source: Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics data

Western Australia’s South West

The South West region of Western Australia boasts a Mediterranean climate, breathtaking beaches, wide open spaces, and much shorter commute times. Make the move to more and spend your weekends at stunning beaches, exploring the great outdoors, and indulging in the award-winning restaurants offering the freshest, most delicious produce you can imagine.


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

  • 254,596
    Estimated resident population (no.)
  • 43
    Median age - persons (years)
  • 154,060
    Working age population (aged 15-64 years) (no.)
  • 7,668
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (no.)
  • 47,093
    Persons born overseas (no.)

From small locally owned businesses to larger operations, industries in Western Australia’s South West form an important part of the community.

  • 23,466
    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 South West to assist in your decision-making.

  • 201,741
    Number of jobs (no.)
  • 733
    Median weekly personal income ($)
  • 23,466
    Total number of businesses

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

  • 98,640
    Total households (no.)
  • 2.6
    Average household size (no. of persons)
  • 930
    Median equivalised total household income (weekly) ($)
  • 1,600
    Median monthly household mortgage payment ($)
  • 300
    Median weekly household rental payment ($)

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

  • 19
    Number of Hospitals
  • 7
    Number of Airports
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Weekend adventures

The South West is an adventurer’s paradise, offering a wide-range of outdoor leisure activities. Whether you crave the thrill of famed surf beaches or prefer the serene waters of Eagle Bay, there’s a coastal experience for everyone. Discover prime camping spots, cast a line for fishing, embark on exhilarating mountain biking trails, or immerse yourself in the wonders of bushwalking. Leave the confines of the office behind and find yourself swimming in a secluded waterhole, relishing the solitude of nature. As the weekend arrives, fill your days with endless adventures, indulging in the endless possibilities that the South West offers.

Living in Western Australia's South West
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Community connection

You’ll find that the tranquil surroundings of the South West will have a positive effect on your health and well-being, as you join a community of like-minded individuals who share similar interests and values. In the smaller towns of the South West, the sense of community is strong and vibrant; a trip to the local butcher in Dunsborough becomes an opportunity to catch up with friends and even bump into neighbours. This tight-knit community atmosphere is great for local business owners, as the relationships they build become the foundation for thriving in South West WA.

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