Southern NSW & ACT

The Southern NSW & ACT region is uniquely located between the two largest population centres and domestic economies in Australia, Sydney and Melbourne, with Australia’s Capital positioned in the centre. With abundant land, exceptional transport routes, multiple industrial hubs and capital cities proximity, the region is the most desirable place in NSW to invest, work, live and play. The Southern NSW & ACT region encompasses nine NSW local government areas, including Wingecarribee, Goulburn-Mulwaree, Upper Lachlan, Hilltops, Yass Valley, Queanbeyan-Palerang, Snowy Monaro, Eurobodalla, and Bega Valley, plus the Australian Capital Territory, making it an incredibly diverse area.

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Population

752,721

Area

56,827 km²

411,067 total jobs with GRP of $65B
Source: AEC Group (2022-23)

Top 5 Industries by Employment

Public Administration & Safety

94,090

Healthcare & Social Assistance

46,688

Professional, Scientific & Technical Services

36,232

Education & Training

35,340

Construction

32,319

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