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Image of the Kimberley region
 

​​​​​​​​​​​​From white sandy beaches in the north, lush vineyards and forests in the south west to the arid red dirt of the outback, there is a vast variety of landscapes in regional Western Australia.

Living in a regional area is popular due to the peaceful and relaxed lifestyle matched with services, infrastructure, shopping and entertainment.
There are nine regional areas in Western Australia:

 

Key statistics

​Region

Land mass (square km)

​Population*

Unemployment rate​​

​Perth4 478​1 899 753​5.4%
Gascoyne135 074​
​9 9598.9%
​Goldfields-Esperance​769 701​61 3335.3%
Great Southern​38 91459 935​3.8%
​Kimberley419 558​39 099​12.9%
​Mid West​466 830​58 183​7.1%
​Peel5 520​128 798​7.4%
​Pilbara505 87067 503​
​3.1%
South West
​23 969174 0524.3%
​​Wheatbelt156 661​​74 7743.7%

*Figures sourced from ABS CAT 3218.0
Last modified: 15/12/2015

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Fun Fact
Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards and are on the Australian coat of arms for that reason.