The key to future economic development and productivity gains lies in matching education and skills development to the needs of the evolving economy. For the Wheatbelt this means ensuring people from all age groups have access to lifelong learning opportunities that are relevant to the State economy and community, delivered in contemporary facilities, using technologies to overcome the challenges of distance and sparse population density.
- Third most populous region after Peel and South West
- Significant out-migration of 15-29 year old cohort
- 0-4 and 65+ cohorts growing faster than the State
- Some locations have high levels of early developmental vulnerability
- 73 primary schools, 29 secondary school options (District High Schools, Senior High Schools, agricultural colleges, K - 12 campuses)
- High volunteering rates.