57,527 (ABS 2016-17)
Distance from Sydney 154kms in a northerly direction.
Summer temperatures average 30.3° to 17.4°and winters 16.9° to 4.1°. The mean annual rainfall is 740mm. (BOM data)
The median price for a three bedroom house in Cessnock is $350,000. To rent the same property, the median price is $320.00 per week.
Unsurprisingly accommodation and food services is the largest area of employment in the Cessnock region. This category is followed in order by retail, health care and social assistance, education and training and manufacturing.
In the Lower Hunter Valley sits the Local Government Area of Cessnock City Council. Cessnock City is the largest centre but also includes towns and villages such as Kurri Kurri, Aberdare, Abermain, Greta, Bellbird and Wollombi.
Cessnock region has moved from a mining heritage into a thriving wine production and tourism related economy. Apart from being able to visit many cellar doors (1820 acres are under vine), there are many other things to do, Visit the Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival in May and June, the Cessnock Spring Fair in August, the Kurri Kurri Community Festival in October, the Wollombi Sculpture in the Vineyards in November and so much more.
The list of sports available for residents of the Cessnock region is endless, some of which are archery, Little Athletics, basketball, bowls, cricket, croquet, cycling, futsal, golf, gymnastics, hockey, martial arts, netball, rugby league, rugby league, sailing, skateboarding, swimming, table tennis, ten pin bowling, tennis, touch football and trampolining.
Education is well covered with playgroups, pre-schools, long day care centres as well as family day care and after school centres. Cessnock has three public and two public high schools and a K-12 Christian College. There is one public and one Catholic primary school and a high school in Kurri Kurri. There are also public primary schools in Abermain, Bellbird, Congewai, Ellalong, Greta, Kearsley, Kitchener, Laguna, Millfield, Mulbring, Nulkaba, Paxton, Pelaw Main, Stanford Merthyr, Weston and Wollombi. There are campuses of Hunter TAFE in Cessnock and Kurri Kurri..
There are two hospitals in the region, one in Cessnock and one in Kurri Kurri. Cessnock has a 62 bed acute care facility with the full range of services one would expect in a large city hospital. In Kurri Kurri services include 24 hour emergency service, surgical services, operating theatres, radiology service etc. There are Community Health Centres in Cessnock and one attached to the Kurri Kurri Hospital both providing an impressive array of allied health services include physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, counselling services etc.
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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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