Dubbo nsw 2830
Dubbo is a city in the Orana Region of New
South Wales, Australia. Dubbo is the largest
population centre in the Orana region, with an
estimated population of 36,622 as at June 2014,
and serves an estimated catchment of 130,000.
Dubbo is located at the intersection of the
Mitchell, Newell and Golden highways. Dubbo
is located approximately 275 m (902 ft) above
sea level, 303 km (188 mi) north-west of Sydney
(400 km (249 mi) by road) and is a major road
and rail freight hub to other parts of New South
Wales. Dubbo is linked by national highways
north to Brisbane, south to Melbourne, east to
Sydney and Newcastle, and west to Broken Hill
Dubbo is included in the rainfall records and
weather forecast region for the Central West
Slopes and in the Central West Slopes and
Plains division of the Bureau of Meteorology
The city's largest employer is the Fletcher
International Exports, which exports lamb
to the world. Other local industries reflect the
city's status as a regional base in an area whose
economic backbone is agricultural.
A large employer is the Dubbo Base Hospital,
and "health services" are the local area's
largest employer, as the town provides medical
services to the surrounding region.
The main commercial area of Dubbo is also
considered a major shopping centre for
the surrounding regional areas in the Central
and Far Western districts of New South Wales.
Dubbo has many shopping districts including,
but not limited to, the large Orana Mall (East
Dubbo), Macquarie and Talbragar Streets (City
Centre), Centro Dubbo, Riverdale and
Tamworth Street local stores (South Dubbo).
Dubbo also has many boutiques and unique
stores as well as major national stores including
Target, Coles, Woolworths, Mitre 10 Home &
Trade, Bunnings, Myer, Harris Scarfe, Big W, The
Good Guys and Harvey Norman.
A new suburban shopping centre in West
Dubbo contains a Woolworths supermarket
(Dubbo's third) and 15 smaller retail shops.
Tourism is also a significant local industry.
Dubbo features the open-range Taronga
Western Plains Zoo, which is home to various
species of endangered animals, including the
White, Black and Indian Rhinoceros', and runs a
successful breeding program for a number of
endangered species. The zoo is home to
numerous specimens from around the world in
spacious open-range moat enclosures,
grouped according to their continent of origin.
Other town attractions include the historic
Dundullimal Homestead and the historic Old
Dubbo Gaol in the middle of the commercial
centre of Macquarie Street. The Western Plains
Cultural Centre includes four gallery exhibition
spaces, two Museum exhibition spaces and a
Community Arts Centre.
Dubbo is approximately 990.7 square kilometres. In 2016 the population of Dubbo was 38943. The population is 48% male and 52% female. On average the monthly mortgage repayments in Dubbo are $1400 to $1799. The most common weekly income bracket is $800 to $999 per week. Weekly rents in the area are on average $275 to $349.