Far West

The Far West Region of NSW encompasses the semi-arid lands of western NSW and is known for the Barrier Ranges, and the Darling River which flows through western NSW to join the Murray River at Wentworth. The Far West embodies the dream of the Great Australian Outback with wide open spaces, untouched natural beauty, spectacular National Parks, red desert and rolling sand dunes, the mighty Darling River, rich Indigenous culture and history and an abundance of wildlife.
With a population of 19,318 the region comprises of 2 Local Government (LGA) areas, Broken Hill City and Central Darling Shire, and along with the unincorporated area of NSW covers an area of approx. 147,000 sq. km.

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Population

19,318

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Area

147,000 km²

7,425 total jobs with GRP of $1.7B
Source: AEC Group DataAu 2018-19

Top 5 Industries by Employment

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Healthcare & Social Assistance

1,322

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Mining

984

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Retail Trade

842

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Accommodation & Food

652

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Public Administration & Safety

635

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Lake Pamamaroo Far West NSW © Ilya Genkin Photography
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The data on this page is indicative of the region and subject to change.