2,805 (ABS 2016-17)
Distance from Sydney 673kms in a westerly direction.
The median price for a three bedroom house in Carrathool is $82,393. No data is available for the rental market.
Summer temperatures average 33.° to 14.6°and winters 17.2° to 3.5°. The mean annual rainfall is 401mm. (BOM data)
The main employer in the Shire is the agricultural forestry and fisheries sector, followed by health care and social assistance, education and training, accommodation and food services and public administration and safety.
Carrathool Shire is situated in the south west of New South Wales. The largest town in the Shire is Hillston, but the administrative offices are in both Hillston and Goolgowi. Other villages include Rankins Springs and Merriwagga.
Among the great things to do in these communities are the Outback triathlon held in March each year in Hillston, the Hook Line and Sinker Fishing Festival in August in Carrathool, the Merriwagga Spring Fair Lunch in September and the Birds of the Bush Festival held in October in Rankins Springs each year.
There are a number of facilities for recreation in the area. Among these are golf courses, skate park, swimming pools, outdoor gym, tennis courts, sports oval and a pony club. The Murrumbidgee River provides opportunities for boating, fishing, water skiing and swimming.
All the towns have pre-school services. Hillston has a Catholic primary school and a Central School (K-12). There are public schools in Carrathool, Goolgowi and Rankins Springs.
The 19 bed Hillston Multi purpose centre (hospital) provides a 24 hour emergency department and various other services. The Medical Centre has a large number of GPs providing the full range of services to residents. There is also a physiotherapist, occupational therapist, optometrist and a pharmacy. For the seniors there is a retirement village and an aged care facility.
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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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