Dubbo Regional Council regularly receives enquiries from high school students seeking statistical information and comment for assignments on the local Dubbo economy.

The City Development and Communications team have compiled the below information with direct links to applicable data which may assist in completing your assignment.

Please carefully review the below information to ensure what you require is not already covered before contacting a member of the City Development and Communications team with any further enquiries at dcc@dubbo.nsw.gov.au

1) I'm looking for information on Dubbo's population and demographics?

You can access a snapshot of Dubbo's population and demography by visiting Western Plains Regional Council's Community Profile.

2) I'm writing my assignment on property market trends?

The City Development and Communications team compiles information on property market trends including median house and unit prices, building approvals, land use maps and more in our Dubbo Data Centre.

3) My geography assessment is focussed on tourism's contribution to the Dubbo economy?

Tourism Research Australia provides Western Plains Regional Council with quarterly visitation statistics. These statistics are housed in the Dubbo Data Centre alongside average length of stay, visitor spend and contribution to the economy.

There is also a section in Dubbo Regional Council's Economic Profile that specifically details the economic statistics of tourism in Dubbo. The statistics are based on employment, output, wages and salaries, value added, visitor expenditure, and the expenditure per dollar. 

4) Is tourism a significant contributor to the Dubbo economy? 

Dubbo, home of the world famous Taronga Western Plains Zoo, has a strong established visitor economy that supports over 1,000 local jobs and contributes $96M in value-add to the City's economy with over 997,000 domestic visitors to the City in the year ending March 2016.

5) I'm searching for information on Dubbo's gross regional product?

Dubbo Regional Council's Economic Profile has information on the LGA's gross regional product.

6) Do you have any information on where people in Dubbo work and how many people are unemployed?

The LGA's Community profile has a graph of employment status for the LGA's residents. You can use the submenu along the top to view the industries people work in, their jobs, how they get to work and more.

7) I'm after some quick stats on the community and our City's economy?

Once again our Community Profile has a quick stats section as does our Economic Profile.

8) How does Western Plains Regional Council encourage people to move to our City?

Dubbo Regional Council undertakes a number of initiatives to encourage people to make the move to Dubbo including our new resident attraction program which includes a dedicated relocation consultant, a new resident guide and new resident nights. Our Council also takes part in Evocities. Evocities is a marketing campaign to promote a City change to metropolitan residents. If you're interested in finding out more about Evocities you can visit the website.

9) How will our City cope with the anticipated population growth?

Prior to Council amalgamations it was anticipated Dubbo would grow to 51,000 people by 2036. The former Dubbo City Council had planned for this growth with our 2036 Community Strategic Plan. A new community strategic plan will be developed to encompass the newly-defined local government area boundaries and will cater for any anticipated population growth.

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