UWS and its Region
GWS is a global centre for trade, innovation and learning with the third largest economy in Australia behind the Sydney CBD and Melbourne. Its population is the fastest growing in Australia and more than 150 of the nation’s top 500 companies are located within GWS.
The multicultural community of GWS is one of the most diverse in the world with over 100 nationalities calling GWS home. The diversity of the region is further reflected in the contrasting strengths of the 14 GWS local government areas. The region combines the majestic beauty of the World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains National Park; state-of-the-art Olympic venues; historical sites of Indigenous and Colonial importance; and traditional rural environments with the high-tech business districts, retail and service centres typical of a modern regional economic powerhouse.
- Pocket Profile 2006 [Acrobat Document: 211Kb]