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Population data

Information about the communities within the Murrumbidgee LHD is gathered mainly from the Australian Bureau of Statistics Census. Census data enables the District to have a good picture of the people it provides services for. This census of all people within Australia is taken every five years, the latest was in August 2021. The Census data includes:

  • The number of people within certain geographic areas and their age and gender
  • The backgrounds of those people:
    • country of birth
    • language spoken at home
    • income levels
    • Aboriginality
    • levels of education and qualifications
  • How people live:
    • types of houses people live in (eg: house, unit, caravan park)
    • types of households (eg: family, lone person, group homes)
    • employment status and volunteering
    • types of jobs people have and the industries they work for
  • Other characteristics:
    • levels of disability
    • access to the internet from home
    • how much rent people pay
    • religion
    • marital status
    • long-term health conditions (new to 2021 data)
    • defence force personnel - past and present (new to 2021 data).
Last updated: 29 March 2023