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Population: 64,884 (approx.)
Geographical land area: 600,000 KM2

Age Range (2016)

  • 0-14: 13,192
  • 15-24: 7,476
  • 25-44: 16,685
  • 45-64: 17,941
  • 65+: 9,590

Aboriginal people account for 10% of the Midwest’s population.

Age Range (2016)

  • 0-14: 2,142
  • 15-24: 1,116
  • 25-44: 1,535
  • 45-64: 1,219
  • 65+: 369

The region incorporates four health districts:

  • Gascoyne
  • Geraldton
  • Midwest
  • Murchison

WA Primary Health Alliance has released a health snapshot for the Midwest which provides an overview of current patterns and trends in health demand, service supply and health service priorities. To view this document click here.

Hospitals

  • 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 Sharon Jones sharon.jones@wapha.org.au
Regional Coordination Support Officer Lydia Young lydia.young@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