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30,552 (ABS 2016-17)
Distance from Sydney 476kms in a northerly direction.
Summer temperatures average 26.9° to 12.8°and winters 15.5° to -0.4°. The mean annual rainfall is 767mm. (BOM data)
The median price for a three bedroom house in Armidale is $358,000. To rent the same property, the median price is $350.00 per week.
Armidale is known for its high quality employment in education and training and is the major employer. This is followed by agriculture, forestry and fisheries, healthcare and social assistance, retail, construction and professional, scientific and technical services.
Armidale is the major centre and administrative centre of the newly created Armidale Regional Council which also includes the town of Guyra and Tingha and the villages of Ben Lomond, Black Mountain, Hillgrove, Ebor and Wollomombi.
Among the activities residents can participate in are the Lamb & Potato Festival held in Guyra every January, the Autumn Festival, held in March to celebrate the magnificent autumn colours of trees in the area and the St Peters Open Gardens in November. Well worth visiting is the New England Regional Art Museum, home of three significant art collections.
Sporting facilities abound in the town and almost any sport is able to be played including AFL, athletics, badminton, basketball, cricket, croquet, cycling, equestrian, gymnastics, hockey, netball, rugby league, rugby union, skateboarding, soccer, squash, swimming and tennis.
Armidale has a reputation second to none when it comes to education. There are numerous pre-school and long day care centres, ten public, one Catholic and five private primary schools. At the high school level there are two public, one Catholic and four private high schools. Guyra has one public and one Catholic primary schools plus a high school and there are primary schools in Ebor, Ben Lomond, Bald Blair, Black Mountain, Tingha and Chandler (Wollomombi). At the tertiary level there is the renowned University of New England and the Armidale campus of TAFE New England.
A brand new $60 million wing at the Armidale hospital means the city is well able to provide many components of surgery and medical care. A large number of GPs choose to make Armidale home as well as many allied health professionals including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, podiatrists, radiologists and exercise physiologists. There is a large community health service and numerous nursing homes.
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Housing Data: Sourced from www.realestate.com.au current as at 7/18.
Careers Data: Sourced from ABS.
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