This information is from the Australian burro of statistic Census data 2006

http://www.censusdata.abs.gov.au/

 

SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS
Selected Region
% of total persons in Region
Australia
% of total persons in Australia

Australian citizenship
1,359
92.9%
17,095,569
86.1%
Persons born overseas
188
12.9%
4,416,037
22.2%
Overseas visitors (excluded from all other classifications)
4
0.3%
206,358
1.0%

In the 2006 Census, 92.9% of persons usually resident in 3870 (Postal Area) were Australian citizens, 12.9% were born overseas and 0.3% were overseas visitors.


 

PERSON CHARACTERISTICS 
Selected Region
% of total persons in Region
Australia
% of total persons in Australia

Total persons (excluding overseas visitors)
1,463
-    
19,855,288
-    
Males
727
49.7%
9,799,252
49.4%
Females
736
50.3%
10,056,036
50.6%
Indigenous persons (comprises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander)
12
0.8%
455,031
2.3%

In the 2006 Census (held on 8th August 2006), there were 1,463 persons usually resident in 3870 (Postal Area): 49.7% were males and 50.3% were females. Of the total population in 3870 (Postal Area) 0.8% were Indigenous persons, compared with 2.3%

 

Modernisation of farming and improved transport links have brought changes to many small rural towns, with car travel to the larger commercial centres in the Latrobe Valley increasing. Boolarra, no longer a centre, has settled down to become an attractive dormitory town with a friendly rural atmosphere, having a population of around 600. Today a large fish farm exports goldfish to the international market. Farming is still important, as is Timber, which is harvested from plantation forests in the hills. There has been an influx of new residents, retirees and young families from the city. The old railway line, closed in 1974, has become an attractive Rail ‑Trail bush walk from Boolarra to Mirboo North. The Old Boolarra Pub has been restored. There are two general stores in Boolarra today, numerous sporting clubs use the recreational facilities of the Memorial Park, a modern school and kindergarten provide excellent educational facilities, and an historical society has converted the Old Boolarra School into a museum to preserve the local heritage.

 

Courtesy of: The Boolarra and District Historical Society