Liverpool Plains

Liverpool Plains Shire is centrally located in north west NSW, strategically nestled in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range.

The population centres of Quirindi and Werris Creek are located at the heart of the Shire and are supported by a number of smaller villages and hamlets including Blackville, Caroona, Currabubula, Pine Ridge, Premer, Spring Ridge, Wallabadah and Willow Tree.

Data for this website has been sourced from Council’s financial statements, Council’s annual report and Council’s data returns. The website also refers to data from a number of agencies and entities. Please refer to the data page of this website for links to definitions, information on performance measures, benchmarks, OLG Groups and the data sources that have been used.

Please contact Council if you would like any further details or explanations regarding individual results and any differences between your Council’s performance and that of another council.

Contacting Council

60 Station Street
Quirindi NSW 2343
Postal Address:
PO Box 152, Quirindi NSW 2343
Phone: 02 6746 1755
Fax: 02 6746 3255

Your Local Government Area

Population (No.) 7,608
Area (Km2) 5,082.20
Council Classification Large Rural
OLG Group 10
State Planning Region New England North West
JO Region Namoi

Your Council

Result Group Avg. *
Councillors (No.) 7 9
Population per Councillor (No.) 1,087 835
Equivalent Full Time Staff (EFT) (No.) 101 117
2021/22 Revenue ($'000) 43,274,000 40,386,783
2021/22 Expenses ($'000) 34,712,000 29,823,217
Residential Pensioner Rebates (%) 28 22
Population Density (residents per Km2) 2 2
* A NSW council group is determined firstly by whether they are Urban or Rural in nature, and then by population size and density. Please refer to OLG Groups in data tab on website for more information on how individual councils are classified. An OLG group average is then calculated by the average of the same group number eg. All Group 5 Regional Towns/City or all Group 8 Rural.

Your Public Facilities

Result Group Avg.
Public Swimming Pool Complexes (inc rock pools) (No.) 2 2
Public Halls (No.) 12 6
Public Libraries (No.) Not recorded 2
Open Public Space (ha) 90 190
Total Road Length (km) 1,394 1,729

Demographics of Population

under 20 years
20 - 59 years
60 years and older

Council population (%)

Group population (%)


population change last 5 years

Source: ABS, Estimated Resident Population (ERP)

Your Local Population

Latest Outcome Group Avg.
Five Year Population Change (%) -3.3 -1.6
Population aged under 20 years (%) 18 18.4
Population aged between 20 and 59 years (%) 58.1 57.7
Population aged 60 years and older (%) 23.9 23.9
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders (%) 12 9
Speaks language other than English at home (%) 1 4
Socio-Economic Index Rank (1 low, 128 high) 15 44

Council Population Gender

Aboriginal & Torres
Strait Islander

Language Diversity

Rest of population

Your local population (%)

Your Local Economy

Result Group Avg.
Unemployment Rate (%) 1.5 4.3
Avg Taxable Income ($) 50,286 50,735
Avg Household Size (No.) 2.3 2.4
Value of DA's determined ($'000) 0 7,028,946
Active Businesses in LGA (No.) 987 860

Largest Industry Employer

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing