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Mirboo North - Baromi

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Mirboo North - Baromi is 2,357, with a population density of 0.24 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Mirboo North - Baromi is bounded by the localities of Allambee Reserve, Allambee South and Baw Baw Shire in the north, the localities of Delburn, Darlimurla, Boolarra South and Mirboo in the east, the locality of Mardan in the south, and the localities of Berrys Creek and Hallston in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1870s, with land used initially for timber getting. Population was minimal until the 1880s and 1890s, aided by the construction of the railway line from Morwell and dairy farming. The most significant development occurred during the interwar and post-war periods. The population increased during the late 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area. The population was relatively stable between 2001 and 2011, a result of small changes in dwelling stock, dwelling occupancy rates and the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Mirboo North - Baromi includes the township of Mirboo North and surrounding rural hinterland. Rural land is used mainly for dairy farming, with some potato, maize and onion growing.

Major features

Major features of the area include the Strzelecki Ranges, Grand Ridge (Mirboo North – Boolarra) Rail Trail, Lyrebird Forest Walk, Grand Ridge Brewery, Mirboo North Golf Club, Mirboo North Pool, Baromi Park, Baths Road Reserve, Ingles/Forest Reserve, Mirboo North Recreation Reserve and two schools.