A detailed and up to date understanding of the Shire of Campaspe and its community is vital information for businesses and other organisations. In this section, you will find:

  • general information about Campaspe
  • the community profile
  • the community atlas
  • future projections for Campaspe
  • economic modelling. 

General information about Campaspe

Estimated population:                        37,463 (2017)
Land area:                                          4,519 km2
Climate:                                              Dry summers and mild winters
Key employment areas:                     Manufacturing, agriculture, retail, education & training, health care & social assistance. 

Community profile

The community profile allows you to analyse the population characteristics of the whole shire, or community, and understand changes over time.

It includes data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Census of Population and Housing in 2016, 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996 and 1991 for the local government area and communities. The data is presented in easy to use tables, charts and commentary covering a wide range of Census questions.

The profile answers most frequently asked socio-demographic questions and helps council, the community, business and investors to better understand the community. 

Go to - Community Profile 

Community atlas

The community atlas includes key socio-demographic characteristics presented as interactive maps.

Based on data from the 2016 Census of Population and Housing (Australian Bureau of Statistics), each map is prepared using Census Collector Districts providing the finest level of detail to help identify spatial patterns and trends in the shire.

Go to - Community Atlas 

Population forecasts

The future, what will the population be?

The population forecasts outline what drives population change and forecasts how population, age structure and household types will change across the Shire of Campaspe from 2006 to 2031.

This data is presented in easy to use tables, charts and commentary and is designed to help council, the community, business and investors to be better informed about our future population.

Go to - Community Forecast 

Economic modelling

Campaspe Shire Council uses a regional economic modelling program called REMPLAN to model the flow on effects of investment and job creation. REMPLAN can produce a number of different impact reports showing the flow on effects generated across industries in terms of

  • output
  • employment
  • wages & salaries
  • value-added
  • gross regional product 
  • tourism
  • workforce
  • gap analysis.

Go to - Economic Profile

Business, industry and government have found REMPLAN modelling particularly useful for grant applications, construction projects and submissions.


If you would like to discuss a project you would like modelled, contact our Economic Development team on 1300 666 535, or 5481 2200.