Community Portraits


New South Wales

The NSW portrait provides information for the state.


Language and Culture Nests

North West Wiradjuri Language and Culture Nest

For the purpose of reporting a range of information from the Australian Censuses of Population and Housing, the North West Wiradjuri Language and Culture Nest includes the Local Government Areas of Parkes, Narromine, Wellington, Dubbo, Gilgandra and Mid-Western Regional. No claim is made that this boundary is exact or uncontested.

Gumbaynggirr Language and Culture Nest

For the purpose of reporting a range of information from the Australian Censuses of Population and Housing, the Gumbaynggirr Language and Culture Nest is described to include the Local Government Areas of Coffs Harbour, Clarence Valley , Glen Innes, Severn Guyra, Nambucca and Bellingen at the 2016 Census. No claim is made that this boundary is exact or uncontested.

Bundjalung Language and Culture Nest

For the purpose of reporting a range of information from the Australian Censuses of Population and Housing, the Bundjalung Language and Culture Nest includes the Local Government Areas of Ballina, Byron, Lismore, Richmond Valley, Tenterfield, Tweed, Clarence Valley, Glenn Innes-Severn and Kyogle. No claim is made that this boundary is exact or uncontested.

Gamilaraay/Yuwaalaraay/Yuwaalayaay Language and Culture Nest

For the purpose of reporting a range of information from the Australian Censuses of Population and Housing, the Gamilaraay-Yuwaalaraay-Yuwaalayaay Language and Cultural Nest is described to include the Local Government Areas of Walgett, Brewarrina and Moree Plains at the 2016 Census. No claim is made that this boundary is exact or uncontested.

Paakantji/Baakantji Language and Culture Nest

For the purpose of reporting a range of information from the Australian Censuses of Population and Housing, the Paakantji/Baakantji Language and Culture Nest includes the Local Government Areas of Central Darling, Bourke, Wentworth and Unincorporated NSW. No claim is made that this boundary is exact or uncontested.


Local Decision Making Alliances

Murdi Paaki Regional Assembly [Far Western NSW]
The Murdi Paaki Regional Assembly covers the local government areas of Wentworth, Brewarrina, Broken Hill, Central Darling, Cobar, Coonamble, Walgett, Bourke, and Unincorporated NSW.

Illawarra and Wingecarribee Regional Partnership Alliance [Illawarra South East]
The Illawarra and Wingecarribee Regional Partnership Alliance covers the local government areas of Wollongong, Kiama, Shellharbour and Wingecarribee.

Regional Aboriginal Development Alliance [North Coast]
The Regional Aboriginal Development Alliance covers the local government areas of Tweed, Byron, Ballina, Richmond Valley, Kyogle, Clarence Valley, Lismore, Coffs Harbour, Bellingen, Nambucca, Kempsey, Port Macquarie-Hastings, Greater Taree, and Gloucester.

Barang Central Coast Aboriginal Regional Partnership [Central Coast]
The Barang Central Coast Aboriginal Regional Partnership covers Gosford and Wyong.

Three Rivers Regional Assembly [Central West]
The Three Rivers Regional Assembly covers the local government areas of Bogan, Dubbo, Warren, Bathurst Regional, Blayney, Gilgandra, Mid-Western Regional, Lithgow, Narromine, Oberon, Orange, Parkes, Wellington, Forbes Lachlan and Cabonne.

Northern Region Aboriginal Alliance (NRAA) [New England North West]
The Northern Region Aboriginal Alliance covers the local government areas of Armidale Dumaresq, Glen Innes Severn, Gunnedah, Guyra, Inverell, Liverpool Plains, Muswellbrook, Singleton, Tamworth Regional, Tenterfield, Upper Hunter, Uralla, Walcha and Warrumbungle.

The Tribal Wave Assembly
The Tribal Wave Assembly Region consists of the Councils called Karuah, Bellingen, Coffs Harbour, Kempsey, Nambucca, Port Macquarie- Hastings and Mid-Coast.

Riverina Murray Regional Alliance
The Riverina Murray Regional Alliance includes the areas of Cootamundra, Cummeragunja, Albury, Deniliquin, Griffith, Hay, Leeton, Narrandera, Tumut and Wagga.


Opportunity Hubs

Campbelltown
The Campbelltown Opportunity Hub covers the local government area of Campbelltown.

Dubbo
The Dubbo Opportunity Hub covers the local government area of Dubbo.

Tamworth
The Tamworth Opportunity Hub covers the local government area of Tamworth Regional.

Upper Hunter
The Upper Hunter Opportunity Hub covers the local government areas of Muswellbrook, Singleton and Upper Hunter


Local government areas

In the 2016 census there were fewer than 250 Aboriginal people living in the 21 LGAs listed below. Because of the small numbers and to maintain confidentiality, a Community Portrait is not available for these LGAs. An overview report of these LGAs can be found on the ABS website.

  • Balranald
  • Bayside
  • Berrigan
  • Burwood
  • Carrathool
  • Coolamon
  • Federation
  • Hay
  • Hunters Hill
  • Ku-Ring-Gai
  • Lane Cove
  • Lockhart
  • Mosman
  • North Sydney
  • Strathfield
  • Temora
  • Upper Lachlan
  • Walcha
  • Weddin
  • Willoughby
  • Woollahra
View these LGAs on the ABS website

Full community portraits are available for the below LGAs.


Indigenous location portraits

Indigenous location portraits cover one or more Statistical Areas Level 1 (SA1s) as defined in the Australian Statistical Geography Standard. The portraits give detailed information on Aboriginal communities with a minimum Aboriginal population of 90 usual residents.

Further information is available on the Australian Bureau of Statistics website.

Bowraville Indigenous Location


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