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There is a good range of statistical and economic data available on Bathurst. Should you require something you cannot find in the following resources please contact Council's Manager Economic Development on 02 6333 6211 to discuss your needs.

  • Population Estimate (30 June 2013) *41, 051
  • Population Forecast (2036) 52, 851 (ID Consultants 2014)
  • Registered Businesses 3, 240 (ABS 2013)
  • Unemployment 4.85% (ID Dec 2013)
  • Gross Regional Product $1.81 billion (2013)

*Note this figure relies on 2011 census data. 

Key Industries (% of GRP)

  • Manufacturing 22%
  • Construction 10.5%
  • Education & Training 6.6%
  • Retail 4.5%
  • Average Industrial Land Price From $59m2
  • Median House Price: 3-bedroom house $321,000 (RP Data 2014)
  • Median Weekly Rent: 3-bedroom house $320 (RP Data 2014)
  • Development Applications Approved 704 (Financial year 2013/14)

Bathurst Region Community Profile

Bathurst Region Community Profile includes results from the 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996, and 1991 Census of Population and Housing (Australian Bureau of Statistics).

Bathurst Region Community Profile is designed to inform community groups, investors, business, students and the general public. To achieve this, the Profile is formatted to present the data in simple, clear tables and charts with concise factual commentary.

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The Community Atlas

The Community Atlas includes key socio-demographic characteristics for the Bathurst Regional Local Government Area presented as interactive maps. Based on data from the 2011 Census of Population and Housing (Australian Bureau of Statistics), each map is prepared using Census Collector Districts providing the finest level of detail to help identify spatial patterns and trends in the area.

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Bathurst Region Economic Profile

Economy id is an online resource which enables users to accurately describe the nature of the Bathurst Economy. Here you will find information on the Bathurst Region's economy including gross domestic product, economic indicators and workforce. The site also includes information on resources including labour force, residents and infrastructure.

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Bathurst Region CBD & Bulky Good Retail Strategy

Bathurst Regional Council has implemented a Retail & Bulky Goods Development Strategy to guide and support the development and sustainability of the City's retail sector.

The aim of the Strategy is to examine the existing retail and bulky goods hierarchy in Bathurst (including business location and activity) and make recommendations as to the most appropriate hierarchy for the City for the next two decades. A further aim is to provide specific guidance on the timing and location of the next major retail development in the CBD. This new study is not considered a stand alone purely retail strategy, as it will be closely linked with the development of Council's Economic Development Strategy. The Strategy is being undertaken with assistance from NSW Trade & Investment.

Council adopts Community Strategic Plan

A blueprint for the future direction of the Bathurst Region is now in place after Councillors voted unanimously to adopt the Bathurst 2036 Community Strategic Plan. The Plan has been developed over a twelve month period in partnership with the Bathurst community, and draws on the knowledge gained from years of planning and public consultation carried out by Council. The draft Community Strategic Plan spent 28 days on public exhibition and all submissions received during that time were considered in the final document. The finished Community Strategic Plan identifies a vision and discusses strategies for managing, and supporting the growth of the Bathurst Region over the next 25 years. An important part of the consultation process for the plan was the 2011 Bathurst Community Survey, which was carried out by consultants on Council's behalf. The top five priorities identified in the survey were roads and infrastructure; health and aged care services; the environment; youth services and facilities; and community services and facilities.

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