Goldfields regional profile

Find out about the Goldfields 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 Goldfields Health Region of the WA Country Health Service covers the Goldfields-Esperance Region of Western Australia.

The region is located in the south eastern corner of Western Australia and covers 770,488 sq km (including offshore islands). It is the largest of the state's 9 regions and over 3 times the size of the State of Victoria. Geographically, the region is bounded by the Pilbara region to the north, the Wheatbelt region to the west, the Great Southern region to the south-west, the Southern Ocean and the state border to the east.

The region supports a wide range of industry, including mining, agriculture, aquaculture and tourism. Mining is the predominant sector in the central and northern parts of the region, with a well-established agricultural sector in the south.

More information about the Goldfields region is available on the Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission website.

Towns and local government

Major population centres in the region are Kalgoorlie, Leonora, Laverton, Norseman, Esperance and Ravensthorpe.

Major centres

Population

Distance from Perth

Kalgoorlie/Boulder

33,062

595 km

Coolgardie 4,112 616 km-557 km-724km

Leonora

2,476

830 km

Esperance

14,478

730 km and 540km

The population figures relate to Statistical Area Level 2 (SA2) boundaries as defined in the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS).  Wherever possible, SA2s are based on officially gazetted State suburbs and localities.  In urban areas SA2s largely conform to whole suburbs and combinations of whole suburbs, while in rural areas they define the functional zone of a regional centre.

The region consists of the following local government areas:

Health profiles

Please download the Goldfields Health Profile from the site Publications page.

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Building projects

Current projects

Completed projects