Community Profile

The Strathbogie Shire (map) is a vibrant and progressive rural municipality located approximately two hours from the Melbourne CBD along the Hume Highway. We have diverse and picturesque communities served by townships such as Euroa, Nagambie, Violet Town, Avenel, Longwood, Ruffy and Strathbogie. Strathbogie Shire covers 330,326 hectares. The Shire has an estimated residential population of 10,455, the population density is of 0.03 people per hectare.

From 2011 to 2016, Strathbogie Shire’s population increased by approximately 770 people to 10,255, which represents an average annual population change of 1.6%. In 2016, 4.4% of residents were aged 0-4 years, 10.2% were aged 5-14 years, 57.1% were aged 15-64 years and 28.2% of residents were aged 65 years and over. The median age is 52 years.

In 2016, 896 or 8.8% of Strathbogie Shire residents were born overseas and 3.4% of residents spoke a language other than English at home. The most common languages other than English spoken at home include Italian, German and Mandarin. Of the total number of people resident in the Shire, 1.1% identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. Of the 3,593 people who work in Strathbogie Shire, 71.5% also reside in the Shire. The main employing industry is Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing which employs 26.6% of people. Approximately 35.5% of Strathbogie Shire’s working residents travel outside of the area to work. In 2016, 24.5% of the Strathbogie Shire population reported doing some form of voluntary work.

This website presents demographic insights for Strathbogie Shire. For more information about Strathbogie’s vibrant community, please contact the Shire of Strathbogie, telephone: 1800 065 993.

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