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Orange’s population won’t reach 60,000 for 41 years, new figures show | Central Western Daily

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Orange mayor Reg Kidd is still certain the Orange region could sustain a population of upward of 60,000, but new figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics suggest if current trends continue that point won’t be reached for another four decades. The ABS’ latest regional projections show Orange’s population has grown by around 15 per cent since the turn of the century, with consistent growth between 2000 and 2006 before rapid increases comparatively in the years following. The figures, based on averages, show that since 2006 Orange’s population has grown by 5,102 to people to reach 42,503 at a median rate of 425.16 per year. If that continues it would take another 41 years to reach the 60,000 mark, in 2062. “If I’m…



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