Community Profile

The Mid West region (map) is vast, covering around 478,000 square kilometres – or one fifth of the Western Australia landmass. It has 17 local governments shared across three subregions (the Batavia Coast, Murchison and North Midlands) and is one of only five areas in the world with both marine and terrestrial biodiversity hotspots of international significance. Wildflowers of the North Midlands and natural attractions of Kalbarri and Dongara-Port Denison are currently the region’s major drawcards.

The region is home to just over 54,000 people. Approximately 10 percent of the population identifies as being Aboriginal (representing seven discrete language groups) and 25 percent were born outside Australia.

Recognised for its unique natural environment the Mid West offers long stretches of coastline with limestone cliffs, scenic sand plains, saline plains and breakaways, wildflowers and an authentic outback experience. Major geographical features includes the oldest rocks in the world in the Mount Narryer and Jack Hills areas, dating back four billion years, as well as the Kalbarri National Park, Coalseam Conservation Park and Houtman Abrolhos Islands.

This website presents demographic insights for the Mid West region. Contact the Mid West Development Commission for further information.

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