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1380.0.55.009 - Perspectives on Regional Australia: Comparing Census Night and Usual Resident Populations in Local Government Areas, 2011  
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In addition to Snowy River, which had the highest Census Night ratio in Australia, three other LGAs in New South Wales had high Census Night ratios. Two of these, Bourke and Central Darling, were mainly agricultural areas. Sydney had a Census Night ratio of 116 people per 100 usual residents.

HIGH CENSUS NIGHT RATIOS, Local Government Areas, New South Wales, 2011

Local Government Area
Census Night Population
Usual Resident Population
Census Night Ratio(a)

Snowy River
19 009
7 509
Central Darling
2 388
1 992
196 781
169 506
3 168
2 867

(a) The Census Night ratio is the ratio of the Census Night population to usual resident population, multiplied by 100.
Source: ABS Census of Population and Housing, 2011.

The population pyramid below shows the age and sex of the Census Night and usual resident populations in Snowy River in 2011. Among the usual residents, the population was fairly evenly spread across the different age groups, although there were slightly more males aged 15-19 and people of both sexes aged between 35 and 54 years. Although the size of the Census Night population was much larger, its shape is similar: males and females aged 15-19 years made up the largest category, and there were similar numbers of males and females in the 35-54 year age groups.

CENSUS NIGHT AND USUAL RESIDENT POPULATIONS, by Age and Sex, Snowy River, New South Wales, 2011
Chart: Census Night and Usual Resident populations, by age and sex, Snowy River, New South Wales, 2011
Source: ABS Census of Population and Housing, 2011

You can find population pyramids for LGAs in New South Wales with a high Census Night population ratio, by following the links below.
Snowy River
Central Darling

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