Dubbo (map) is a thriving and dynamic regional City and home to more than 40,000 people. The City services the Orana Region with a catchment population of approximately 120,000 with a breadth and diversity of health, education, retail and professional services the envy or regional cities across Australia. A quality lifestyle, affordable housing, career opportunities and education options combine and make Dubbo
a popular place to live, work, invest and play. The City offers fantastic weather, well connected transport, a clean environment, affordable housing and most importantly, time. Dubbo’s population is nearing 42,000 residents, with a further 9,500 people expected to make Dubbo home by 2036. The City offers an affordable real estate and rental market, while the current median sale price for a home in Dubbo is $318,000 and median unit prices are $213,000 (Orana REI January 2015).
Dubbo’s housing affordability and general ‘liveability’ is also a competitive advantage for attracting both families and businesses. Expansion of growth sectors such as mining, manufacturing and construction has the potential to result in population growth, greater job opportunities and the expansion of general lifestyle and professional opportunities for residents across the City.
It is envisioned that this Community Profile will assist the public, students and policy makers to understand the Dubbo region and its vibrant community better. For more information, please contact the Dubbo City Council.