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Shire and Community Statistics

  • The current population of South Gippsland is 30,455 (Estimated Resident Population 2021). This is the 'official population' and is the most accurate count of total population. It factors in an estimate of those missed in the Census and those who were overseas on Census night. This population will be updated in October this year following further analysis of the raw Census data.
  • The population for South Gippsland has increased by more than 1,300 people from 2016.
  • Our five most populous towns have all increased in population since 2016 and are Leongatha 5,869 (up 3.8%), Korumburra 4,749 (up 6.3%), Mirboo North 2,412(up 3.0%), Foster 2,044 (up 11%) and Nyora 1,644 (up 7.7%).
  • 49% of the population are aged 50 or over.
  • 2.3 people (on average) per household.
  • 49 is the median age of people residing in the Shire.
  • 1.2% of the population are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.
  • 5.4% of the population speak a language other than English at home.
  • 49% of households are ‘couples without children’.
  • 36% of households are ‘couples with children’.

South Gippsland Shire Council, Bass Coast Shire Council and the South Coast Prevention Team are working together to improve the health and wellbeing of our community. For the first time we are partnering to review the health data, listen to our community and establish shared priorities and actions. Our Story is a snapshot of the health and wellbeing of our community and is the first step. Together with community feedback, it will be used to shape our combined priorities and actions.