Community Profile

The Grampians Region (map) is a large area of Western Victoria that covers almost 48,000 square kilometres. It spans the southern Central Highlands to the broad expanse of the Wimmera Mallee to the South Australian border in the west. The region has approximately 240,000 residents with more than half living in the regional cities and towns of Ballarat, Bacchus Marsh, Bannockburn, Horsham, Ararat, St Arnaud, Warracknabeal, Nhill, Edenhope and Stawell.

The region covers the municipal areas of Moorabool, Golden Plains, Hepburn, Ballarat, Pyrenees, Ararat, Northern Grampians, Yarriambiack, Horsham, Hindmarsh and West Wimmera. It also has close relationships with the neighbouring municipalities of Buloke and Central Goldfields. The diversity of the Grampians region is distinguished by three distinct economic, geographic and social areas - Grampians Pyrenees, Central Highlands and Ballarat and the Wimmera Southern Mallee.

The Grampians is a proud region, developing the life of its small and large communities, well positioned to adapt to climate change and making the most of its natural assets. The region has expertise in renewable energy, innovative manufacturing and a burgeoning economy based on the uptake of new communications technology. The region is well connected and central to the movement of goods, services and people, with healthy population growth and good quality lifestyle choices. This website is a great source of demographic information for the Grampians Region. Users of this website can contact RDA Grampians to discuss additional data or analysis requirements.

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