Warragul population increase small compared to Drouin, Trafalgar, Yarragon
Baw Baw News By William PJ Kulich // 22:43, Friday 22 June 2012
DROUIN, Trafalgar and Yarragon are growing faster than Warragul, according to Census data released yesterday.
The data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows Warragul’s population increased by 1,131 people between 2006 and 2011, outstripped by Drouin’s increase of 2,163.
When viewed as a percentage of the 2006 population, Warragul’s increase is also dwarfed by those of Trafalgar, Yarragon and Longwarry.
Trafalgar and Yarragon’s populations both increased by 35 per cent, Drouin’s by 28.8 per cent and Longwarry grew by 21 per cent.
In comparison, Warragul’s population only grew by 8.7 per cent.
Drouin’s population increase is also reflected by a rise in occupied dwellings.
Property consultancy group Urbis identifies Drouin as the second fastest growing regional urban area in the country according to occupied dwellings.
The number of occupied dwellings in Drouin increased by 32.9 per cent between 2006 and 2011, while fastest growing Torquay increased by 34.5 per cent.
Warragul, Drouin, Trafalgar, Yarragon and Longwarry are the five most populous towns in Baw Baw.
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