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Rural Buloke

About the profile areas

The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Rural Buloke is 1,720, with a population density of 0.00 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Rural Buloke encompasses the non-urban parts of Buloke Shire.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1840s, with land used mainly for pastoral purposes. Growth took place in the late 1800s, when grain production became the primary industry. The population declined gradually from the early 1990s, a result of a decline in dwelling stock, the average number of persons living in each dwelling and the share of occupied dwellings.

Land use

Rural Buloke is a rural area. Land is used largely for agricultural purposes, particularly grain production and sheep grazing.

Major features

Major features of the area include Lake Tyrrell, Lake Wahpool, Green Lake, Mount Jeffcott Fauna and Flora Reserve, Berriwillock Recreation Reserve and a number of schools.

Included areas

Rural Buloke includes the localities of Ballapur, Banyan, Barrakee, Berriwillock, Bimbourie, Birchip West, Boigbeat, Buckrabanyule (part), Bunguluke, Carron, Chirrip, Cokum, Coonooer Bridge (part), Cope Cope (part), Corack, Corack East, Culgoa, Curyo, Dooboobetic, Dumosa, Gil Gil, Glenloth, Glenloth East (part), Granite Flat, Jeffcott, Jeffcott North, Jeruk, Jil Jil, Kalpienung, Karyrie, Kinnabulla, Laen (part), Laen East, Laen North, Lake Marmal (part), Lake Tyrrell, Lalbert (part), Lawler (part), Litchfield, Marlbed, Massey, Morton Plains, Myall, Nandaly, Nareewillock, Narraport, Ninda, Nine Mile (part), Ninyeunook (part), Nullawil, Nyarrin, Pier Milan, Reedy Dam, Rich Avon, Richmond Plains (part), Springfield, Straten, Sutton, Teddywaddy, Teddywaddy West, Terrappee (part), Thalia, Tittybong (part), Towaninny (part), Towaninny South, Turriff East, Tyenna, Tyrell (part), Tyrrell Downs, Wangie, Warmur, Warne, Watchem, Watchem West, Watchupga, Whirily, Wilkur, Willangie, Wooroonook, Woosang (part), Wycheproof South, Yawong Hills, Yeungroon and Yeungroon East (part). Rural Buloke excludes the townships of Birchip, Charlton, Donald, Sea Lake and Wycheproof.