Central West

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 179,468 people within the 11 local government areas (LGAs) of Bathurst, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

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Population

179,468

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Area

63,000 km²

73,991 total jobs with GRP of $12.8B
Source: AEC Group DataAu 2018-19

Top 5 Industries by Employment

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Healthcare & Social Assistance

10,817

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Retail Trade

7,564

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Education & Training

7,424

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Agriculture Fishing & Forestry

6,883

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Public Administration & Safety

5,877

Central West Silos © Christine Smith Photography
Central West Town © John Kich Photography
Central West Gardens © Cec Tilburg Photography
Central West Cattle Farm © Megan Rutherford Photography

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The data on this page is indicative of the region and subject to change.