2014 Regional Overview
Overview of the Mildura Region Economy
Increase of 9,222 people
32,784 (Sep 2012)
13% employed in retail, 12%
in agriculture, forestry and fishing, and 12%
in health care and social assistance
Over 300 festivals and events
The Mildura region can be defined as the Local Government
Areas (LGA) of Mildura Rural City Council (Victoria) and
the Wentworth Shire Council (New South Wales).
Wherever possible throughout this publication, data has been
collected for the Mildura region, however in some cases
(particularly in the agricultural section), data includes other
regions such as Swan Hill. This is because each industry
collects data from within different boundaries. For example,
citrus data is from the Murray Valley region (which includes
Swan Hill). This data cannot be separated into Mildura
region only and therefore has had to include other regions
in the data reported. Each table has been clearly labelled
to indicate which region the data has been collected from
(see region definitions below).
MILDURA RURAL CITY COUNCIL (LGA)
Includes the townships of Mildura, Ouyen, Merbein, Red Cliffs,
Irymple, Meringur, Werrimull, Cullulleraine, Cardross, Nangiloc,
Colignan, Murrayville, Cowangie, Underbool and Walpeup.
WENTWORTH SHIRE COUNCIL (LGA)
Includes the townships of Wentworth, Buronga, Gol Gol,
Dareton and Pooncarie.
(also referred to as the Mildura-Wentworth region)
Is made up of the LGA’s of Mildura and Wentworth
The citrus growing region of the Murray Valley extends from
the South Australian border along the Murray River to
Koondrook. Includes the towns such as Meringur, Werrimull,
Cullulleraine, Wentworth, Dareton, Merbein, Mildura,
Cardross, Buronga, Irymple, Gol Gol, Red Cliffs, Nangiloc,
Colignan, Pooncarie, Euston, Robinvale, Balranald, Swan
Hill and Koondrook.
The wine grape growing region of the Murray Darling extends
from the South Australian border to just past Swan Hill.
Includes the towns such as Meringur, Werrimull, Cullulleraine,
Wentworth, Dareton, Merbein, Mildura, Cardross, Buronga,
Irymple, Gol Gol, Red Cliffs, Nangiloc, Colignan, Pooncarie,
Euston, Robinvale, Balranald, Swan Hill and Koondrook.
In 1919 a competition was held to come up with a name for
Mildura’s dried fruit growing district. The winning name was
Sun-Raysed, which was later altered to Sunraysia. While there
is no set definition of Sunraysia, it is known as the irrigated
areas of the Mildura and Wentworth LGA’s, and includes
Robinvale which is in the Swan Hill Rural City Council LGA.
48,350 sq km
Mildura (30,647 people)
Wentworth (1,247 people)
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