MidCoast is located on the mid north coast of NSW and comprises 196 towns and villages. The area boasts 192km of coastline including beaches, some with 4WD vehicle access. The area is also known for its coastal lakes and lagoons, marine park and wetlands including the internationally recognised Myall Lakes.

The area is home to Barrington Tops renowned World Heritage listed area and is the largest producer of crustaceans and of Sydney Rock Oysters in NSW

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

Yalawanyi Ganya, 2 Biripi Way
Taree NSW 2430
Postal Address:
PO Box 482, Taree NSW 2430
Phone: 02 6591 7777
Fax: 02 6591 7200

Your Local Government Area

Population (No.) 96,425
Area (Km2) 10,053.90
Council Classification Regional Town/City
OLG Group 5
State Planning Region Hunter
JO Region Hunter

Your Council

Result Group Avg. *
Councillors (No.) 11 11
Population per Councillor (No.) 8,766 10,652
Equivalent Full Time Staff (EFT) (No.) 900 812
2021/22 Revenue ($'000) 346,474,000 285,895,455
2021/22 Expenses ($'000) 265,729,000 221,023,636
Residential Pensioner Rebates (%) 27 21
Population Density (residents per Km2) 10 239
* 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.) Not Provided Not Provided
Public Halls (No.) Not Povided 24
Public Libraries (No.) 8 6
Open Public Space (ha) Not Provided 1,604
Total Road Length (km) 3,630 1,300

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 (%) 4.3 5.2
Population aged under 20 years (%) 15 17.6
Population aged between 20 and 59 years (%) 52.6 59.5
Population aged 60 years and older (%) 32.4 22.8
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders (%) 6 4
Speaks language other than English at home (%) 3 10
Socio-Economic Index Rank (1 low, 128 high) 20 69

Council Population Gender

Aboriginal & Torres
Strait Islander

Language Diversity

Rest of population

Your local population (%)

Your Local Economy

Result Group Avg.
Unemployment Rate (%) 2.5 3.5
Avg Taxable Income ($) 44,605 54,105
Avg Household Size (No.) 2.2 2.5
Value of DA's determined ($'000) 0 304,187,574
Active Businesses in LGA (No.) 6,854 8,189

Largest Industry Employer

Health Care & Social Assistance