Narrabri Shire lies halfway between Brisbane and Sydney with the Shire’s largest town, Narrabri positioned on the crossroads of the Newell and Kamilaroi Highways. It is located in the heart of the Namoi Valley, set against the backdrop of the Nandewar Ranges and on the banks of the Namoi River.

Attractions include Mt Kaputar National Park, historical museums, Yarrie Lake and hot artesian bores. The area is also known as ‘big sky’ country and for its CSIRO Australia Telescope.

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.

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Contacting Council

46-48 Maitland Street
Narrabri NSW 2390
Postal Address:
PO Box 261, Narrabri NSW 2390
Phone: 02 6799 6866
Fax: 02 6799 6888

Your Local Government Area

Population (No.) 12,809
Area (Km2) 13,015.00
Council Classification Large Rural
OLG Group 11
State Planning Region New England North West
JO Region New England

Your Council

Result Group Avg. *
Councillors (No.) 9 9
Population per Councillor (No.) 1,423 1,558
Equivalent Full Time Staff (EFT) (No.) Not provided 176
2021/22 Revenue ($'000) Not provided 62,597,889
2021/22 Expenses ($'000) Not provided 50,287,889
Residential Pensioner Rebates (%) Not calculated 21
Population Density (residents per Km2) 1 4
* 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.) 4 4
Public Halls (No.) 3 10
Public Libraries (No.) Not recorded 2
Open Public Space (ha) 254 301
Total Road Length (km) 2,313 1,728

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 (%) -3.5 1.7
Population aged under 20 years (%) 20.3 19.4
Population aged between 20 and 59 years (%) 61.1 58.5
Population aged 60 years and older (%) 18.6 22.1
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders (%) 12 7
Speaks language other than English at home (%) 3 11
Socio-Economic Index Rank (1 low, 128 high) 41 44

Council Population Gender

Aboriginal & Torres
Strait Islander

Language Diversity

Rest of population

Your local population (%)

Your Local Economy

Result Group Avg.
Unemployment Rate (%) 4.3 3.5
Avg Taxable Income ($) 56,375 53,624
Avg Household Size (No.) 2.5 2.4
Value of DA's determined ($'000) 0 16,769,104
Active Businesses in LGA (No.) 1,752 1,501

Largest Industry Employer

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing