Grampians (region)

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Grampians Region
Victoria
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Craigs Hotel, Lydiard Street, Ballarat.
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The Balconies in the Grampians National Park.
Grampians Region is located in Victoria
Grampians Region
Grampians Region
The location of Grampians National Park, within the Grampians region
Coordinates 37°16′S 142°26′E / 37.267°S 142.433°E / -37.267; 142.433Coordinates: 37°16′S 142°26′E / 37.267°S 142.433°E / -37.267; 142.433
Population 220,875 (2011)[Note 1]
 • Density 4.54046/km2 (11.75973/sq mi)
Area 48,646 km2 (18,782.3 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10)
 • Summer (DST) AEDT (UTC+11)
Location 200 km (124 mi) W of Melbourne
LGA(s)
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)
Localities around Grampians Region:
Loddon Mallee Loddon Mallee Loddon Mallee
South Australia Grampians Region Greater Melbourne
Barwon South West Barwon South West Barwon South West

The Grampians is an economic rural region[1] located in the western part of Victoria, Australia. The 48,646-square-kilometre (18,782 sq mi) region lies to the northwest of the western suburbs of Greater Melbourne, to the state's western border with South Australia and includes the Grampians National Park and significant gold mining heritage assets. The Grampians region has two sub-regions, Grampians Central Highlands and Wimmera Southern Mallee.[2]

As at the 2011 Australian census, the Grampians region had a population of 220,875, with the majority of the population located in the City of Ballarat. The principal centres of the region, in descending order of population, are Ballarat, Bacchus Marsh, Horsham, Ararat, and Stawell.

Administration[edit]

Political representation[edit]

For the purposes of Australian federal elections for the House of Representatives, the Grampians region is contained within all or part of the electoral divisions of Ballarat,[3] Corangamite,[4] Mallee,[5] and Wannon.[6]

For the purposes of Victorian elections for the Legislative Assembly, the Grampians region is contained within all or part of the electoral districts of Ballarat East, Ballarat West, Lowan, Melton, Mildura, Polwarth, Ripon, and Swan Hill.

Local government areas[edit]

The region contains eleven local government areas, which are:

Grampians region LGA populations
Local government area Area Population
(2011 census)
Source(s)
km2 sq mi
Rural City of Ararat 4,230 1,630 11,183 [7]
City of Ballarat 740 290 93,501 [8]
Golden Plains Shire 2,704 1,044 18,770 [9]
Shire of Hepburn 1,470 570 14,367 [10]
Shire of Hindmarsh 7,527 2,906 5,798 [11]
Rural City of Horsham 4,249 1,641 19,279 [12]
Shire of Moorabool 2,110 810 28,124 [13]
Shire of Northern Grampians 5,918 2,285 11,845 [14]
Shire of Pyrenees 3,433 1,325 6,669 [15]
Shire of West Wimmera 9,107 3,516 4,251 [16]
Shire of Yarriambiack 7,158 2,764 7,088 [17]
Totals 48,646 18,782 220,875

Environmental protection[edit]

The Grampians region contains the Grampians National Park and Little Desert National Park.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Population figure is the combined population of all LGAs in the region

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meaning of Regional Victoria". Department of State Development, Business and Innovation (MS Word requires download). State Government of Victoria. 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Victoria's Grampians Region". Regional Development Victoria. State Government of Victoria. 8 May 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Profile of the electoral division of Ballarat (Vic)". Current federal electoral divisions. Australian Electoral Commission. 24 December 2010. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Profile of the electoral division of Corangamite (Vic)". Current federal electoral divisions. Australian Electoral Commission. 24 December 2010. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Profile of the electoral division of Mallee (Vic)". Current federal electoral divisions. Australian Electoral Commission. 24 December 2010. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Profile of the electoral division of Wannon (Vic)". Current federal electoral divisions. Australian Electoral Commission. 24 December 2010. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  7. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "2011 Community Profiles: Ararat (RC) (Local Government Area)". 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  8. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "2011 Community Profiles: Ballarat (C) (Local Government Area)". 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  9. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "2011 Community Profiles: Golden Plains (S) (Local Government Area)". 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  10. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "2011 Community Profiles: Hepburn (S) (Local Government Area)". 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  11. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "2011 Community Profiles: Hindmarsh (S) (Local Government Area)". 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  12. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "2011 Community Profiles: Horsham (RC) (Local Government Area)". 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  13. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "2011 Community Profiles: Moorabool (S) (Local Government Area)". 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  14. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "2011 Community Profiles: Northern Grampians (S) (Local Government Area)". 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  15. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "2011 Community Profiles: Pyrenees (S) (Local Government Area)". 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  16. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "2011 Community Profiles: Wimmera (S) (Local Government Area)". 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  17. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "2011 Community Profiles: Yarriambiack (S) (Local Government Area)". 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 8 August 2014.