East Gippsland ShirePopulation forecast

This forecast has been updated with 2016 Census dwelling counts and the 2016 Estimated Resident Population. More information can be found here.

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Rural West

About the forecast areas

The 2018 population forecast for Rural West is 2,543, and is forecast to fall to 2,497 by 2036.

Rural West is bounded by Wellington Shire, the Mitchell River, Bullumwaal-Tabberabbera Road and the locality of Bullumwaal in the north, Howitt Spur Road, the localities of Clifton Creek and Wy Yung, Clifton West Road, Bullumwaal Road, Hodges Estate Road, Fischers Lane, Wy Yung-Calulu Road, the locality of Wy Yung, the Mitchell River, the localities of Bairnsdale and Forge Creek, Romawi Road and Crawfords Road in the east, Lake Victoria and Wellington Shire in the south, and the Perry River and Wellington Shire in the west.