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Our Region

Discover more about
the Kimberley region.

The Kimberley is a region of enormous potential, importance and promise.


Discover key demographic statistics for the region including estimated resident population, natural population increase, migration (interstate and overseas) and population projections.


Employment levels are integral to the productivity and growth of the Kimberley economy, and key to improving the quality of life in our region.


The Kimberley Development Commission works towards a future where the region’s housing conditions are similar to the rest of Australia.

Economic Activity

For the past decade, the Gross Regional Product in the Kimberley has been estimated in between $2 and $4 billion, representing approximately 1 to 3 per cent of the Gross State Product.

Cost of Living

Findings of the most recent RPI report show that, in 2021, the Kimberley was on average 10.8% more expensive to live in than Perth, with Fitzroy Crossing being the most expensive.

Live in the Kimberley

The Kimberley is larger than many countries, culturally and environmentally unique and intact, naturally and economically gifted but undeveloped, sparsely populated but close to the rapidly developing and growing population centres of Asia.

The Kimberley region has an increasingly diverse regional economy, with opportunities in many industries including; mining, construction, tourism, retail, agriculture, and rangelands. There are also challenges to the growth of the Kimberley including housing, health and well being; and education and training.

Kimberley Statistics

A range of statistics are available within this section of the website. Our publication Kimberley Economic Snapshot also contains a broad range of information regarding the economic activity of the Kimberley. Under our Economic Profile section, we present and analyse a number of Kimberley statistics, divided into the categories above.

Additionally, REMPLAN makes available a Kimberley Region Community Profile and a Kimberley Region Economic Profile.

For more information or queries regarding statistics for the Kimberley please contact our Manager, Research, Analysis and Economics on 9148 2100.


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