4,713 (ABS 2016-17)
Distance from Sydney 681kms in a north westerly direction.
Summer temperatures average 35.5º 20.6° and winters 15.9° and 3.2º. The annual rainfall is 327mm.
The median price for a three bedroom house in Cobar is $180,000. To rent the same property, the median price is $265 per week.
Mining is by far the major employment sector in the Cobar Shire. Following in order are agriculture, forestry and fishing, health care and social assistance, retail trade, public administration and safety and accommodation and food services.
Cobar is a warm and lively community and is the main town within the large shire. Other villages include Euabalong and Euabalong West, Mt Hope, Murrain Bridge and Nymagee. The Shire’s prosperity is built around the thriving mining industry, including copper, lead, silver, zinc and gold and pastoral industries.
Cobar is dominated by a wide range of landscapes, a great national park and unique mining and Aboriginal heritage throughout the area. There are many attractions which revolve round the community’s mining heritage. The town’s streetscape also reflects the history of the town.
The town has excellent sporting facilities comparable to those in larger regional areas. Some of the sports played are archery, bowls, canoeing, clay target shooting, cricket, fishing, golf, little athletics, motocross, netball, rugby league, skateboarding, squash, swimming, tennis and water skiing. There are also pistol and rifle clubs and a pony club.
Education in Cobar includes a pre-school, one public and one Catholic primary school and a high School. There is also a primary school in Euabalong West. There is a campus of TAFE Western in Cobar.
Health is well catered for with access to several medical centres, pharmacy, chiropractic, optometry, pathology and a number of other services. The Cobar hospital provides most general services one would expect in a small community. There is also a Community Health Centre. A large number of specialist medical and allied health services are available from visiting practitioners.
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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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