• State
  • Region Size
    23818.97 (Sq Kms)
  • Population
  • Largest Regional City
  • No. of Jobs
  • Median Weekly Household Mortgage
  • Median Weekly Household Rent
  • Region is known for
    Breathtaking islands
Data Source: Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics data


The breathtaking Whitsundays is home to 74 idyllic islands and a tight-knit community of 35,000 residents. With a warm climate, stunning turquoise waters, and secluded beaches, you’ll have endless opportunities for fun, relaxation, and exploration. The welcoming, family-oriented community, great weather year-round, and abundant career prospects make the Whitsundays the perfect lifestyle choice.


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

  • 37,660
    Estimated resident population (no.)
  • 40
    Median age - persons (years)
  • 24,946
    Working age population (aged 15-64 years) (no.)
  • 2,156
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (no.)
  • 6,071
    Persons born overseas (no.)
Whitsundays Adelaide Hills Population Statistics

From small locally owned businesses to larger operations, Whitsundays form an important part of the community.

  • 3,913
    Total number of businesses

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

  • 35,191
    Number of jobs (no.)
  • 795
    Median weekly personal income ($)
  • 3,913
    Total number of businesses

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

  • 15,451
    Total households (no.)
  • 2.4
    Average household size (no. of persons)
  • 956
    Median equivalised total household income (weekly) ($)
  • 1,603
    Median monthly household mortgage payment ($)
  • 300
    Median weekly household rental payment ($)

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

  • 3
    Number of Hospitals
  • 9
    Number of Airports
Moving to Whitsundays


To experience

Pick from visiting the iconic Whitehaven Beach with its seven-kilometre stretch of pure silica sand, or snorkelling and diving in the stunning coral reefs of the Great Barrier Reef. On the mainland you’ll enjoy the vibrant nightlife, amazing beaches, national parks, indulge in delicious food, and immerse yourself in the coastal enclave of Airlie Beach. With endless activities and natural wonders to experience, your weekends will be nothing short of extraordinary.

Living in Whitsundays
Tourism Australia



Whether you’re interested in picking mangoes in Bowen, skippering day trips to stunning destinations like Whitehaven Beach and the Whitsunday Islands, or providing hospitality services in island resorts, there are countless job opportunities waiting for you here. From food and beverage staff, talented chefs, and skilled tradespeople to beauty therapists and agricultural assistants, the job options are diverse. Hamilton Island, InterContinental Hayman Island Resort, and the Whitsunday Regional Council are among the major employers in the area. The tourism-experience industry in the Whitsundays is thriving, providing career opportunities across a range of roles and experience levels.

Towns of Whitsundays

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