Hume (region)

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This article is about the region in Victoria. For the local government area in Victoria, see City of Hume. For the local government area in New South Wales, see Greater Hume Shire.
For other uses, see Hume (disambiguation).
Hume Region
Victoria
Daybreak, Wodonga, Victoria, Australia 1992.jpg
Wodonga in 1992
Mount Feathertop and Razorback.jpg
Victorian Alps pictured in Spring 2007.
Hume Region is located in Victoria
Hume Region
Hume Region
The location of Shepparton, a city in the Hume region
Coordinates 36°23′S 145°24′E / 36.383°S 145.400°E / -36.383; 145.400Coordinates: 36°23′S 145°24′E / 36.383°S 145.400°E / -36.383; 145.400
Population 263,089 (2011)[Note 1][1]
 • Density 6.51517/km2 (16.87421/sq mi)
Area 40,381 km2 (15,591.2 sq mi)[Note 2][1]
LGA(s)
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)
Website www.rdv.vic.gov.au/victorian-regions/hume
Localities around Hume Region:
Loddon Mallee New South Wales New South Wales
Loddon Mallee Hume Region New South Wales
Loddon Mallee Greater Melbourne Gippsland

The Hume is an economic rural region[2] located in the north-eastern part of Victoria, Australia.[3] Comprising an area in excess of 40,000 square kilometres (15,000 sq mi) with a population that ranges from 263,000 (in 2011) to 300,000 (in 2012),[1] the Hume region includes the local government areas of Alpine Shire, Rural City of Benalla, City of Wodonga, City of Greater Shepparton, Shire of Indigo, Shire of Mansfield, Shire of Strathbogie, Shire of Towong and the Rural City of Wangaratta, and also includes five unincorporated areas encompassing the alpine ski resorts in the region.

The Hume region is located along the two major interstate transport corridors – the Hume corridor and the Goulburn Valley corridor. The region comprises four distinct and inter-connected sub-regions or districts: Upper Hume, Central Hume, Goulburn Valley, and Lower Hume. The regional cities and centres of Wodonga, Shepparton and Wangaratta (supported by Benalla) function as a network of regional hubs that service their own distinct sub-regions. The region is bounded by the Victorian Alps in the south and east, the New South Wales border defined by the Murray River in the north, the Loddon Mallee region in the west and the Greater Melbourne northern, western, and eastern metropolitan and Gippsland regions to the south.[4]

Administration[edit]

Political representation[edit]

For the purposes of Australian federal elections for the House of Representatives, the Hume region is contained within all or part of the electoral divisions of Bendigo,[5] Indi,[6] McEwen,[7] and Murray.[8]

For the purposes of Victorian elections for the Legislative Assembly, the Hume region is contained within all or part of the electoral districts of Benalla, Benambra, Murray Valley, Rodney, Seymour, and Shepparton.

Local government areas[edit]

The region contains twelve local government areas and five unincorporated areas of Victoria, which are:

Hume region LGA populations
Local government area Area Population
(2011 census)
Source(s)
km2 sq mi
Alpine Shire 4,787 1,848 11,881 [9]
Rural City of Benalla 2,345 905 13,647 [10]
Shire of Indigo 2,044 789 15,178 [11]
Shire of Mansfield 3,843 1,484 7,893 [12]
Shire of Mitchell 2,864 1,106 34,637 [13]
Shire of Moira 4,045 1,562 28,124 [14]
Shire of Murrindindi 3,889 1,502 13,058 [15]
City of Greater Shepparton 2,422 935 60,449 [16]
Shire of Strathbogie 3,302 1,275 9,486 [17]
Shire of Towong 6,673 2,576 5,891 [18]
Rural City of Wangaratta 3,639 1,405 26,815 [19]
City of Wodonga 433 167 35,519 [20]
Totals 40,286 15,555 262,578
Hume region unincorporated areas populations
Unincorporated area Area Population
(2011 census)
Source(s)
km2 sq mi
Falls Creek Alpine Resort 15.5 6.0 225 [21]
Lake Mountain Alpine Resort unknown Nil [22]
Mount Buller Alpine Resort 22.6 8.7 150 [23]
Hotham Alpine Resort 29.1 11.2 100 [24]
Mount Stirling Alpine Resort 28.2 10.9 36 [25]
Totals 95.4 36.8 511
Hume region total populations
LGAs and Unincorporated areas Area Population
(2011 census)
km2 sq mi
Total local government areas 40,286 15,555 262,578
Total unincorporated areas 95.4 36.8 511
Totals 40,381 15,591 263,089

Environmental protection[edit]

The Hume region contains the Barmah, Burrowa-Pine Mountain and Chiltern-Mt Pilot national parks.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hume Region Local Government Network; Hume Regional Management Forum; Hume Regional Development Australia Committee (August 2012). "State of the Hume Region 2010–2012" (PDF). Urban Development Division, Department of Planning and Community Development, State Government of Victoria. p. 6. ISBN 978-1-921940-57-6. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Meaning of Regional Victoria". Department of State Development, Business and Innovation (MS Word requires download). State Government of Victoria. 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Victoria's Hume Region". Regional Development Victoria. State Government of Victoria. 8 May 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Hume Regional Growth Plan". Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. Government of Victoria. 5 August 2013. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Profile of the electoral division of Bendigo (Vic)". Current federal electoral divisions. Australian Electoral Commission. 24 December 2010. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Profile of the electoral division of Indi (Vic)". Current federal electoral divisions. Australian Electoral Commission. 24 December 2010. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "Profile of the electoral division of McEwen (Vic)". Current federal electoral divisions. Australian Electoral Commission. 24 December 2010. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "Profile of the electoral division of Murray (Vic)". Current federal electoral divisions. Australian Electoral Commission. 24 December 2010. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  9. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "2011 Community Profiles: Alpine (S) (Local Government Area)". 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  10. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "2011 Community Profiles: Benalla (RC) (Local Government Area)". 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  11. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "2011 Community Profiles: Indigo (S) (Local Government Area)". 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  12. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "2011 Community Profiles: Mansfield (S) (Local Government Area)". 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  13. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "2011 Community Profiles: Mitchell (S) (Local Government Area)". 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  14. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "2011 Community Profiles: Moira (S) (Local Government Area)". 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  15. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "2011 Community Profiles: Murrindindi (S) (Local Government Area)". 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  16. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "2011 Community Profiles: Greater Shepparton (C) (Local Government Area)". 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  17. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "2011 Community Profiles: Strathbogie (S) (Local Government Area)". 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  18. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "2011 Community Profiles: Towong (S) (Local Government Area)". 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  19. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "2011 Community Profiles: Wangaratta (RC) (Local Government Area)". 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  20. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "2011 Community Profiles: Wodonga (RC) (Local Government Area)". 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  21. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "2011 Community Profiles: Falls Creek Alpine Resort (Statistical Local Area)". 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  22. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "2011 Community Profiles: Lake Mountain Alpine Resort (Statistical Local Area)". 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  23. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "2011 Community Profiles: Mount Buller Alpine Resort (Statistical Local Area)". 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  24. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "2011 Community Profiles: Mount Hotham Alpine Resort (Statistical Local Area)". 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  25. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "2011 Community Profiles: Mount Stirling Alpine Resort (Statistical Local Area)". 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 

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