• Rikki Lambert

Wagga North is NSW's 12th fastest growing region


Wagga Wagga North was the 12th fastest growing non-metropolitan statistical area in New South Wales according to Tuesday's latest Australian Bureau of Statistics data, growing 3.3 per cent over the last reporting year.


Gundagai sat close behind on 2.9 per cent growth.


Wagga North sits inside the top 30 fastest growing population areas in the state.


Corowa rose 2.1 per cent across the same period.


The Greater Sydney area of Riverstone-Marsden Park in Blacktown North leads the state, growing 27.8 per cent, followed by Cobbity-Leppington in Bringelly-Green Valley in Sydney's south-west, rising 15.2 per cent.


Fifteen statistical areas rose by over 4 per cent across the 2019 to 2020 financial year reporting period.


Cootamundra, however, recorded a 1.4 per cent decrease, the 11th largest population decline across the state.


Narrandera fell 0.6 per cent, while Cobar was hardest hit, dropping 3.3 per cent, and the Far West in the Broken Hill / Far West region, declined 2.4 per cent.