Barwon South West

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Barwon South West Region
Victoria
The twelve apostles Victoria Australia 2010.jpg
The Twelve Apostles on the southwest boundary of the region.
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Town Hall in Geelong, the major urban centre of the region.
Barwon South West Region is located in Victoria
Barwon South West Region
Barwon South West Region
The location of Warrnambool, a city in the Barwon South West region
Coordinates 38°23′S 142°29′E / 38.383°S 142.483°E / -38.383; 142.483Coordinates: 38°23′S 142°29′E / 38.383°S 142.483°E / -38.383; 142.483
Population 360,384 (2011 census)[Note 1]
 • Density 12.36478/km2 (32.0246/sq mi)
Area 29,146 km2 (11,253.3 sq mi)[Note 2]
LGA(s)
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)
Website Barwon South West Region
Localities around Barwon South West Region:
Grampians Grampians Greater Melbourne
South Australia Barwon South West Region Port Phillip Bay
Southern Ocean Bass Strait Bass Strait

The Barwon South West is an economic rural region[1] located in the southwestern part of Victoria, Australia.[2] The Barwon South West region stretches from the tip of the Queenscliff Heads to the border of South Australia. It is home to Victoria’s largest provincial centre, Geelong and the major centres of Aireys Inlet, Apollo Bay, Camperdown, Colac, Hamilton, Lorne, Port Campbell, Port Fairy, Portland, Torquay and Warrnambool. It draws its name from the Barwon River and the geographic location of the region in the state of Victoria.

Comprising an area in excess of 40,000 square kilometres (15,000 sq mi) with approximately 360,000 residents as at the 2011 census, the Barwon South West region includes the Colac Otway, Corangamite, Glenelg, Greater Geelong, Moyne, Queenscliffe, Southern Grampians, Surf Coast and Warrnambool City local government areas and the Unincorporated area of Lady Julia Percy Island.

The Barwon South West region is located along the two major interstate transport corridors – the Princes Highway corridor and the Western Highway corridor. The region comprises two distinct and inter-connected sub-regions or districts: Greater Geelong and the Great South Coast. The region is bounded by Bass Strait and the Great Australian Bight in the south and southwest, the South Australian border in the west, the Grampians region in the north and the Greater Melbourne region in the east.[3]

Administration[edit]

Political representation[edit]

For the purposes of Australian federal elections for the House of Representatives, the Barwon South West region is contained within all or part of the electoral divisions of Corangamite,[4] Corio,[5] and Wannon.[6]

For the purposes of Victorian elections for the Legislative Assembly, the Barwon South West region is contained within all or part of the electoral districts of Bellarine, Geelong, Lara, Lowan, Polwarth, Ripon, South Barwon, and South-West Coast.

Local government areas[edit]

The region contains nine local government areas and one unincorporated area of Victoria, which are:

Hume region LGA populations
Local government area Area Population
(2011 census)
Source(s)
km2 sq mi
Shire of Colac Otway 3,433 1,325 20,345 [7]
Shire of Corangamite 4,407 1,702 16,376 [8]
Shire of Glenelg 6,212 2,398 19,575 [9]
City of Greater Geelong 1,247 481 210,875 [10]
Shire of Moyne 5,478 2,115 15,955 [11]
Borough of Queenscliffe 36 14 3,000 [12]
Shire of Southern Grampians 6,652 2,568 16,359 [13]
Surf Coast Shire 1,560 600 25,870 [14]
City of Warrnambool 121 47 32,029 [15]
Totals 29,146 11,253 360,384

Environmental protection[edit]

The Barwon South West region contains the Brisbane Ranges, Cobboboonee, Great Otway, Lower Glenelg and Port Campbell 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. ^ "Meaning of Regional Victoria". Department of State Development, Business and Innovation (MS Word requires download). State Government of Victoria. 2011. Archived from the original on 19 August 2014. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Victoria's Barwon South West Region". Regional Development Victoria. State Government of Victoria. 8 May 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Great South Coast Regional Growth Plan: Summary" (PDF). Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure (PDF). Government of Victoria. May 2014. p. 11. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Profile of the electoral division of Corangamite (Vic)". Current federal electoral divisions. Australian Electoral Commission. 24 December 2010. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Profile of the electoral division of Corio (Vic)". Current federal electoral divisions. Australian Electoral Commission. 24 December 2010. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Profile of the electoral division of Wannon (Vic)". Current federal electoral divisions. Australian Electoral Commission. 24 December 2010. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  7. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "2011 Community Profiles: Colac Otway (S) (Local Government Area)". 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 15 August 2014.  Edit this at Wikidata
  8. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "2011 Community Profiles: Corangamite (S) (Local Government Area)". 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 15 August 2014.  Edit this at Wikidata
  9. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "2011 Community Profiles: Glenelg (S) (Local Government Area)". 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 15 August 2014.  Edit this at Wikidata
  10. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "2011 Community Profiles: Greater Geelong (C) (Local Government Area)". 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 15 August 2014.  Edit this at Wikidata
  11. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "2011 Community Profiles: Moyne (S) (Local Government Area)". 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 15 August 2014.  Edit this at Wikidata
  12. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "2011 Community Profiles: Queenscliffe (S) (Local Government Area)". 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 15 August 2014.  Edit this at Wikidata
  13. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "2011 Community Profiles: Southern Grampians (S) (Local Government Area)". 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 15 August 2014.  Edit this at Wikidata
  14. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "2011 Community Profiles: Surf Coast (S) (Local Government Area)". 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 15 August 2014.  Edit this at Wikidata
  15. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "2011 Community Profiles: Warrnambool (C) (Local Government Area)". 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 15 August 2014.  Edit this at Wikidata

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