Population: 67,800 (approx.)
Geographical land area: 470,000 KM2

Age Range (2013 1)

  • 0-4: 4,641
  • 5-24: 17,457
  • 25-64: 36,789
  • 65+: 8,913


Aboriginal people account for 12% of the population (Estimated Resident Population, 2011) which is greater than the State average (3.2%) and has a younger age structure than the non-Aboriginal population of the Midwest.

The region incorporates four health districts:

  • Gascoyne
  • Geraldton
  • Midwest
  • Murchison

Rural Health West has released a population and health snapshot for Midwest for 2016. To view this document click here.


  • Geraldton Hospital
  • Meekatharra Hospital
  • St John of God Geraldton Hospital
  • Carnarvon Multi Purpose Service

There is a wide range of industry in the region including mining, agriculture, fishing and tourism and although in total land mass the Midwest region is large, it is one of the most sparsely populated regions in Australia, with few major population centres and many smaller communities.

The team

Regional Manager Jodie Green jodie.green@wapha.org.au
Regional Coordinator Amy Ryan amy.ryan@wapha.org.au
Regional Coordination Support Officer Sharon Jones sharon.jones@wapha.org.au
Primary Health Liaison Kathleen Slootmans kathleen.slootmans@wapha.org.au
Project Coordinator – Suicide Prevention Trial (Midwest)  Jacki Ward  jacki.ward@wapha.org.au