Breaking Down Barriers Community Profiles

Using Australian Census data, the Breaking Down Barriers community reports explore key characteristics of Australian communities. Information including population, employment, education, housing, and poverty rates are presented at an SA2 level, highlighting comparisons with state and national averages and changes over time.


Dubbo is located in the Orana Region in New South Wales approximately 400 kilometres north-west of Sydney. Its notable industries are retail and tourism.



Located in the Bendigo Valley approximately 150 kilometres north-west of Melbourne, Bendigo city is a major centre of financial services, healthcare services and manufacturing.



Shepparton (Yorta Yorta) is located on the floodplain of the Goulburn River in northern Victoria, approximately 180 kilometres north-northeast of Melbourne.