|STATISTICS & INFORMATION|
|Click on a region on the map to view details and statistics relevant to that region.|
|ENTIRE MID WEST STATISTICS|
|POPULATION (2015): 41,223 people|
|EMPLOYMENT (2015): 17,253 people|
The Mid West region is strategically positioned between Perth and Western Australia’s North. Covering approximately 478,000km2, it accounts for almost one fifth of the state’s landmass. It runs 340km along the coast from the town of Green Head (south) to Kalbarri (north) and inland around 1,000km to Wiluna’s eastern boundary in the Gibson Desert.
Home to a population of around 58,000, the region’s 17 local governments are notionally divided into three sub regions namely the Batavia Coast, Murchison and North Midlands sub regions.
The Mid West region is Western Australia’s most diverse regional economy built around mining, agriculture, fishing and tourism. With its wide open spaces, stunning landscapes, abundant natural resources, key strategic infrastructure and institutions, the Mid West is well placed for further growth and prosperity.
The Mid West Development Commission plays a key role in the ongoing economic development of the region through planning, facilitating and promoting development that makes the Mid West the region of choice.