Country property markets have performed the strongest in New South Wales, Western Australia and the Northern Territory, according to property research group Residex.

The group’s August 2013 figures showed that the non-urban property market in each of these states saw growth in the house and land market, as well as the unit market.

Tasmania had the worst performing country market for the month, recording negative growth in unit and house and land values.

Over the year to August 2013, the top performing suburbs in the regional property markets of each state included:

Country New South Wales

Warren Houses: 22.15% growth

Bar Beach Units: 15.10% growth

Country Queensland

Palm Cove Houses: 20.37% growth

Mulambin Units: 19.10% growth

Country Victoria

Lethbridge Houses: 21.10% growth

Flora Hill Units: 9.94% growth

Country Western Australia

Abbey Houses: 18.74% growth

Geraldton Units: 15.74% growth

Country South Australia

Kingston SE Houses: 18.17% growth

Strathalbyn Units: 9.49% growth

Country Tasmania

Legana Houses: 2.97% growth

Riverside Units: 0.25% growth