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Research Report: NSW Legal Needs Survey: Walgett, Justice issues paper 9
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Walgett LGA


Walgett LGA is a 22 336 square kilometres area, located in the North-Western region of New South Wales, 690 kilometres from Sydney. It stretches from Brewarrina in the east to Moree Plains in the west (ABS 2006). In 2003, the ABS estimated the population in the Walgett LGA to be 8201, approximately a 3 per cent decrease on the 2000 estimate. The population density as of June 2004 was 0.4 per square kilometre, compared with 8.4 persons per square kilometre for New South Wales.11 The unemployment rate in 2003 was 12.3 per cent, compared with 6 percent for New South Wales, and 2856 people were receiving income support12 (34.8% of total population) compared with 22.2 per cent of New South Wales (ABS 2006). The average taxable income in this area in 2003 was $32 939, much lower than the state average of $43 649. In combination, these figures indicate that Walgett LGA was, in 2003, an area of relative disadvantage.

2003 data were not available.
This figure is based on the selected income streams comprising: the Age Pension, Disability Support Pension, Newstart Allowance, Parent Payment (single), Youth Allowance, Other pensions and allowances (ABS 2006).

11  2003 data were not available.
12  This figure is based on the selected income streams comprising: the Age Pension, Disability Support Pension, Newstart Allowance, Parent Payment (single), Youth Allowance, Other pensions and allowances (ABS 2006).


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Iriana, R, Grunseit, A, Coumarelos, C & Wei, Z 2008, NSW Legal Needs Survey in disadvantaged areas: Walgett, Justice issues paper 9, Law and Justice Foundation of NSW, Sydney