Orange is a modern city that has grown from its rich mining past; in fact Orange was the home to Australia's first payable gold discovery at Ophir in 1851. Orange has a population of 38,000 people and with surrounding towns and villages, supports a population of 100,000 through its industrial, commercial and service resources. The Orange Local Government Area is 290km2.
Building Our City
You can now see a full presentation of the latest Census data about Orange, its localities and the surrounding Shires of Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra and Forbes. By going to Community Profile Website you will see information about ages, migration, earnings, religion, employment, and much more. There are graphs and charts, tables and even downloadable reports. This linked website provides a special service so that the City of Orange Census and other data is always the most current and provides for comparisons.
Located just 3.5 hours west of Sydney and 3 hours north west of Canberra in Central NSW, Orange is a cultural city, blending historic buildings and streetscapes with cosmopolitan cafes, restaurants, theatres and galleries. Orange's strong diverse economy, excellent education and health facilities and broad range of community services provide an excellent base for residents and visitors alike.
Orange's industry base is significant and diverse, ranging from apples and vineyards through to whitegoods manufacturing, mining, tourism, agricultural support and research facilities.
The region has consolidated its position as a nationally significant metallurgical mining centre with the development of Cadia and Ridgeway Gold and Copper mining projects.
Electrolux, a large public and ecucation sector and an extensive range of medical specialists and health services are concentrated in Orange.
For more information on the City, contact the Orange Visitor Information Centre on Freecall 1800 069 466 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are considering moving to Orange, ask the friendly staff at the Orange Visitor Information Centre on 6393 8226 to mail you a relocation pack, or if you have recently arrived in Orange, download the Welcome to Orange application form welcome.pdf for your free welcome package and gift.