Midwest regional profile

Find out about the Midwest region, including a map and general overview, locations of major towns and local government areas, building projects, and health profiles for adults and children.

Overview

The Midwest health region of Western Australia covers more than 470,000 square kilometres, nearly one fifth of the State, with its population concentrated along the coast.  The region is located in the northern middle section of Western Australia and incorporates four health districts - Gascoyne, Geraldton, Midwest and Murchison.

For more information about the region, please visit the Mid West Development Commission and Gascoyne Development Commission websites.

Towns and local government

Major population centres in the Midwest region are Geraldton, Dongara, Kalbarri, Morawa, Meekatharra, Mullewa, Carnarvon and Exmouth.

Major centres

Population by LGA (2016 ERP)

Distance from Perth

Geraldton

39,496

425 km

Morawa

758

371 km

Meekatharra

1102

765 km

Carnarvon

5741

904 km

Exmouth

2776

1261 km

The population figures relate to Estimated Resident Population (ERP) in 2016 for the Local Government Areas (LGA). Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics ERP 2016.

The region consists of the following local government areas:

Health profiles

Please download the Midwest's Health Profiles form the site Publications page.

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