Gippsland Profile

Gippsland Profile

The Gippsland region is located in southeastern Victoria. Its geography covers over 18% of Victoria’s total landmass (41,538 square kilometers). The region stretches along the coast from the New South Wales & Victorian border in the far-east to Phillip Island in the west, Wilsons’ Promontory in the south to the mountains of The Great Dividing Range in the north. The Gippsland region comprises the following six Local Government Areas (LGAs); Bass Coast, Baw Baw, East Gippsland, Latrobe, South Gippsland and Wellington.

 

Gippsland region with LGAs, estimated resident population (2011) and area coverage.

In 2011, Gippsland’s estimated resident population was 270,512 (representing 4.8% of Victoria’s total population). By 2026, Gippsland’s population is projected to increase by 21% compared with an overall state average increase of 23%.  Projected population growth for the period 2011-2026 will vary significantly across the region with Bass Coast and Baw Baw LGA’s recording growth rates well above the state average (41% and 35% respectively).  Latrobe, South Gippsland and Wellington whilst projected to increase their total population, will grow at rates well below the state average for the same period (Source: Victorian Department of Planning and Community Development).

For the period 2011-2026, Gippsland’s population aged 65+ is projected to increase at a rate well above the state average (75% compared with 61%) with the LGAs of Baw Baw and Wellington projected to have the fastest growth in this age cohort (Source: Victorian Department of Planning and Community Development).

Information on Gippsland’s demographic profile is available by clicking on the following links:

Australian Bureau of Statistics 

Victorian Department of Health and Human Services

Further information on Gippsland’s health and wellbeing profile is available by clicking on the following links:

Health: Victorian Department of Health and Human Services

Wellbeing: Community Indicators Victoria