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Bogan Shire
New South Wales
Bogan LGA NSW.png
Location in New South Wales
Population
 • Density 0.21/km2 (0.54/sq mi)
Established 7 May 1906 (1906-05-07).
Area 14,611 km2 (5,641.3 sq mi)
Mayor Glen Neill (Unaligned)
Council seat Nyngan
Region Orana
State electorate(s) Barwon
Federal Division(s) Parkes
Bogan Shire Council Logo.png
Website Bogan Shire
LGAs around Bogan Shire:
Bourke Brewarrina Warren
Cobar Bogan Shire Warren
Cobar Lachlan Lachlan

Bogan Shire is a local government area in the Orana region of New South Wales, Australia. The Shire is located adjacent to the Mitchell and Barrier highways and its only significant town is Nyngan.

The Municipality of Nyngan was proclaimed on 17 February 1891 with Nyngan having a population of 1,355. Bogan Shire was proclaimed on 7 May 1906. Bogan Shire absorbed the Municipality of Nyngan on 1 January 1972.

The Mayor of Bogan Shire Council is Cr. Glen Neill, who is unaligned with any political party.

Incomes

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics during 2003-04 there:

  • were 798 wage and salary earners (ranked 151st in New South Wales and 484th in Australia, less than 0.1% of both New South Wales's 2,558,415 and Australia's 7,831,856)
  • was a total income of $26 million (ranked 150th in New South Wales and 484th in Australia, less than 0.1% of both New South Wales's $107 billion and Australia's $304 billion)
  • was an estimated average income per wage and salary earner of $32,823 (ranked 99th in New South Wales and 338th in Australia, 79% of New South Wales's $41,407 and 85% of Australia's $38,820)
  • was an estimated median income per wage and salary earner of $29,413 (ranked 111th in New South Wales and 388th in Australia, 83% of New South Wales's $35,479 and 86% of Australia's $34,149).

Meteorology

Bogan Shire is supported by agricultural production, grazing of sheep and cattle and cropping, primarily wheat. The area averages about 17 inches (430 mm) per year. However, there is great variability in the rainfall. In 1888 Nyngan had only 7.5 inches (190 mm) recorded, while in 1950 it had nearly 45 inches (1,100 mm).


Demographics

Selected historical census data for Bogan Shire local government area
Census year 2001 2006 2011 2016
Population Estimated residents on census night 3,083 Decrease 2,883 Increase 2,900 Decrease 2,692
LGA rank in terms of size within New South Wales &&&&&&&&&&&&0122.&&&&&0122nd Decrease &&&&&&&&&&&&0125.&&&&&0125th
% of New South Wales population 0.05% Decrease 0.04% Steady 0.04% Steady 0.04%
% of Australian population 0.02% Decrease 0.01% Steady 0.01% Steady 0.01%
Cultural and language diversity
Ancestry,
top responses
Australian 39.3% Decrease 39.1%
English 30.6% Decrease 28.7%
Irish 10.3% Decrease 9.1%
Scottish 5.4% Increase 5.6%
German 1.9% Increase 2.1%
Language,
top responses
(other than English)
Afrikaans n/c Steady n/c Steady n/c Increase 0.3%
Urdu n/c Steady n/c Increase 0.2% Increase 0.3%
Filipino n/c Steady n/c Steady n/c Increase 0.2%
Portuguese n/c Increase 0.1% Decrease n/c Increase 0.1%
Vietnamese n/c Steady n/c Steady n/c Increase 0.1%
Religious affiliation
Religious affiliation,
top responses
Catholic 37.1% Increase 37.7% Decrease 36.6% Decrease 34.9%
Anglican 33.9% Decrease 32.6% Decrease 29.6% Decrease 25.3%
Not Stated n/c Steady n/c Steady n/c Increase 12.1%
No Religion 4.4% Increase 6.8% Increase 7.4% Increase 11.5%
Uniting Church 11.9% Decrease 10.3% Decrease 9.6% Decrease 8.6%%
Median weekly incomes
Personal income Median weekly personal income A$365 A$478 A$634
% of Australian median income 78.3% Increase 82.8% Increase 95.8%
Family income Median weekly family income A$944 A$1,182 A$1,561
% of Australian median income 80.6% Decrease 79.8% Increase 90.0%
Household income Median weekly household income A$708 A$902 A$1,155
% of Australian median income 68.9% Increase 73.1% Increase 80.3%

Incomes

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics during 2003-04 there:

  • were 798 wage and salary earners (ranked 151st in New South Wales and 484th in Australia, less than 0.1% of both New South Wales's 2,558,415 and Australia's 7,831,856)
  • was a total income of $26 million (ranked 150th in New South Wales and 484th in Australia, less than 0.1% of both New South Wales's $107 billion and Australia's $304 billion)
  • was an estimated average income per wage and salary earner of $32,823 (ranked 99th in New South Wales and 338th in Australia, 79% of New South Wales's $41,407 and 85% of Australia's $38,820)
  • was an estimated median income per wage and salary earner of $29,413 (ranked 111th in New South Wales and 388th in Australia, 83% of New South Wales's $35,479 and 86% of Australia's $34,149).
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