Old Junee Population Census
Does Old Junee Count? It does now!
Junee Shire Council, with the help of local resident Mrs. Bev Crowe, conducted a self census to establish the population of Old Junee. There are 106 people living in Old Junee.
For sometime now, rural villages with a population of under 200 people, have not formed part of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) official figures. In other words the Council could not get access to population figures for villages like Old Junee, Bethungra, Wantabadgery or Illabo.
The Junee Council decided it was time to establish the population of these villages and Old Junee is the first self census of the rural villages in the Shire.
The information will assist Council in the preparation of its Community and Social Plan for the Council area. This Plan will help inform Councillors when it comes time to allocate financial resources towards infrastructure like roads and playground equipment or projects like centenary celebrations.
The self census will be carried out every five years.
Local Communities will now have access to population information to assist them in preparing grant applications for local projects.
If you are a resident in Bethungra, Illabo or Wantabadgery and would like to assist the Council in conducting a self census in your village, please contact Council’s Community Development Officer on (02) 6924 8100.