West Moreton

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West Moreton
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Population 109,430 (2010)[1]
 • Density 8.6857/km2 (22.4958/sq mi)
Area 12,598.9 km2 (4,864.5 sq mi)
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s) Blair, Wright
Localities around West Moreton:
Wide Bay–Burnett Wide Bay–Burnett Sunshine Coast
Darling Downs West Moreton Brisbane
Gold Coast
Northern Tablelands (NSW) Northern Rivers (NSW) Northern Rivers (NSW)

West Moreton is a region of the Australian state of Queensland, consisting of the entire rural western portion of South East Queensland. It sits inland from both the Brisbane metropolitan area and the Gold Coast and to the east of the Darling Downs. Much of the region lies in the Great Dividing Range. The name appears in the names of many community organisations and is used by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, although is not widely used otherwise due to the prevalence of South East Queensland in planning and other documents.


The West Moreton region consists of the following local government areas. Some definitions, such as the Australian Standard Geographical Classification used by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, do not include the rural part of the City of Ipswich.[2]

LGA Population Area
Lockyer Valley Region 36,591 2,272.3 km2 (877.3 sq mi)
Scenic Rim Region 38,304 4,254.5 km2 (1,642.7 sq mi)
Somerset Region 22,519 3,939.0 km2 (1,520.9 sq mi)
City of Ipswich (part) 12,016 689.5 km2 (266.2 sq mi)

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  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 March 2011). "Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2009–10". Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Community Profile Series : {{{name}}}". 2006 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 

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