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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 5 years, the latest was in August 2016. 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
Last updated: 19 June 2018
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