The Central West region of New South Wales is renowned for its food and wine and excellent agricultural produce. It covers an area of 63,000 square kilometres starting at the temperate, elevated Central Tablelands on the western side of the Blue Mountains and extends almost 500km to the semi-arid Central West plains. The region is home to 181,402 people within the 11 local government areas (LGAs) of Bathurst, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.
80,316 total jobs with GRP of $12.6B
Source: AEC (2022) Group DataAu 2020-21
Top 5 Industries by Employment
Healthcare & Social Assistance
Education & Training
Agriculture Fishing & Forestry
Public Administration & Safety