The Economic Development Department can provide further information on the Greater Shepparton area but here are some basic statistics for the region. The information is based on data from the 2016 Census, unless otherwise stated.

242,136 km2
65,593 as of ABS ERP 2017
Population growth
+ 517 persons or + 0.79% since 2016 (Source)
Median age
39 (Source)
Median individual income
$588 per week (Source)
Median household income
$1,163 per week (Source)
Median mortgage repayment
$1,300 per month (Source)
Median rent
$220 per week (Source)
Unemployment rate
6.4% (Source)
  • Total number of overseas born in Greater Shepparton is 14.8%. The top five countries of birth outside of Australia are: (Source)
    • India: 1.9%
    • United Kingdom: 1.7%
    • Italy: 1.3%
    • Afghanistan: 1.2%
    • New Zealand: 1.1%
  • In the City of Greater Shepparton, 15% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016. The top five are: (Source)
    • Italian: 2.1%
    • Arabic: 1.9%
    • Persian/Dari: 1.7%
    • Punjabi: 1.4%
    • Turkish: 0.8%
  • 3.4% have identified as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander in the 2016 Census (Source)
  • 39.8% of the population aged 15 and over held educational qualifications, and 47.2% had no qualifications (Source)
  • 62% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 21.9% were renting privately, and 4.3% were in social housing in 2016. (Source)
  • 20.6% of the population reported doing some form of voluntary work in 2016. (Source)
  • 72% of households have internet connection (Source)
  • The top 5 industries of occupation are: (Source)
    • Health Care and Social Assistance: (4,742 people or 15.0%)
    • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: (3,522 people or 11.1%)
    • Retail Trade: (3,361 people or 10.6%)
    • Manufacturing: (3,079 people or 9.7%)
    • Construction: (2,606 people of 8.2%)
  • The top 5 occupations are: (Source)
    • Managers: 14.5%
    • Professionals: 17.1 %
    • Technicians and Trades Workers: 13.7%
    • Community and Personal Service Workers: 10.5%
    • Clerical and Administrative Workers: 11.8%

Snapshot profiles

Snapshot profiles offer a quick overview of a towns demographic, similar to the basic statistics above. The following links to the website show snapshots of all populated localities in the City of Greater Shepparton for the latest Census year only. These are based on ABS "State Suburb" boundaries, which are close approximations to official gazetted locality boundaries in 2016. The snapshots are designed to give summary population details and characteristics for much smaller geographies than the main Community Profile areas.

Basic Community Profiles

Basic Community Profiles have been compiled by the Australian Bureau of Statistics to show key Census characteristics of persons, families and dwellings. They comprise data collected from the 2016 Census of Population and Housing and can be accessed for all localities via the link below.

View Community Profiles on the ABS website