The MidCoast is a large and diverse region of 195 towns, villages and localities. The MidCoast ranges from beaches to mountains over an area of 10,000 square kilometres.
The MidCoast is home to the Gathang speaking Aboriginal people, the Biripi and Worimi. We have a population of approximately 93,800 people living in around 40,000 households.
There are two main population centres, Taree and Forster-Tuncurry.
Taree is home to the region's public hospital, airport and train service. It is also a central place for sporting, entertainment and cultural facilities. Large tracts of industrial land support a focus on industry.
Forster-Tuncurry focuses on lifestyle, with tourism and retirement living driving the economy.
Rural and coastal centres include Tea Gardens-Hawks Nest, Gloucester, Wingham, Hallidays Point, Harrington and Old Bar.
The MidCoast is a popular location with retirees from the Central Coast and Sydney.
Most of our population growth has occurred in people aged 60 and over who make up 38.5% of our population.