Economic Profile

Dubbo Regional Council is geographically located in the heart of New South Wales. Dubbo Regional Council (map) services a region of 120,000 people, a third of the geographic area of New South Wales. The Region is a growing regional centre, with a population of over 50,000 people. Dubbo Regional Council is ideally located at the intersection of major routes for road, rail and air transport, and its economic strength lies heavily in the diversity of industries that reinforce its role as a vibrant regional service centre supported by a thriving retail sector and over 4,500 registered businesses. The main industries in Dubbo Regional Council are: health, retail, education, government services, tourism, manufacturing, construction, agriculture, business services and transport. The Region is also well positioned as a growing mining services centre with mining and exploration projects, both established and emerging, flourishing across the surrounding region.

Dubbo Regional Council continues to invest heavily in its attractive lifestyle, with all the services of the big cities, without the price tag or traffic. Dubbo Regional Council's quality of life continues to attract new residents and visitors alike with its cultural diversity, welcome vibrant communities, bountiful native flora and fauna and low-stress environment. Dubbo Regional Council's housing affordability and general ‘liveability’ is also a competitive advantage for attracting both families and businesses. The Dubbo Regional Council area is not only well connected by traditional road rail and air transport, with regular flights from the Dubbo City Regional Airport getting you into Sydney in less than an hour, a major passenger rail system and a private rail intermodal, all situated on the cross roads of three major highways, the Region is also a well-established member of the global village. The Region is situated on the path of three major fibre-optic cables, thereby assisting both businesses and residents to take advantage of the speed and variety of today’s latest information technologies, including wireless broadband. The Region's informal ethos is one of progress, diversity and opportunity, and combines the attributes of a large population centre with the familiarity and generosity of spirit typical of communities in western NSW.

This website contains economic and demographic information for the Dubbo Regional Council area. For more information, please contact Dubbo Regional Council.