Once a sleepy outback town (back then it was called Dogwood Crossing), Miles is a town where agriculture is thriving. Sitting quietly on the Warrego Highway and Leichhardt Way junction, there’s almost no limit to the amount of resources that Miles produces. Wheat, barley and cotton are all produced in the area, but there’s also a strong timber industry plus cattle and sheep grazing.
Miles is home to nearly 2,000 people with many working in the local government, supermarket retail, education and hospital industries. Miles has also recently established itself as a key player in the coal seam gas, coal mining and electricity generation industries.
Still there’s life to Miles outside of resources, including a genuinely impressive historical background for tourism. The Miles Historical Village is the highlight with an incredibly accurate recreation of Miles as it existed in 1844. Miles also offers exceptional native wildflowers (and an annual Miles Wildflower Festival), and it’s the perfect location to camp out under the stars. Along with the Wildflower Festival, other highlights include the Beef, Bells and Bottle Tree Festival each September, and the Miles Picnic Races in February.
Miles is a busy town that’s filled with just as many resources as there are opportunities to explore and relive Australian history. It’s a unique spot where the history and future of Australia officially intersect.
Miles has a population of 1,746 with 49.3% of people being male and 50.7 female.
The population of Miles is made up of 23.4% children (0-14 years) and 16.1% aged 65 years or older with the median age of the population being 37
The largest industry of employment in Miles is local government administration, followed by supermarket and grocery stores, secondary education and hospitals (except psychiatric hospitals)
In Miles, the most common method of travel to work is by car as the driver or as a passenger