Great things in the north

Goulburn's north: As seen from Rocky Hill. For statistical purposes there's Goulburn Central North, Goulburn North, and Rural North. Photo: Leah Johnston.
Goulburn's north: As seen from Rocky Hill. For statistical purposes there's Goulburn Central North, Goulburn North, and Rural North. Photo: Leah Johnston.

The North side of Goulburn has a lot of great things in it's local patch.

In terms of education there's everything from early learning centres to Mulwaree High School, and the entire NSW Police Force gets their training from the academy which is a campus of Charles Sturt University.

There are sporting and recreational facilities either side of the Wollondilly River, offering everything from individual activities like golf or public outdoor gym equipment, through to popular team sports like footy, cricket, soccer and more. Horse lovers also head to the very northern tip (Kenmore) for the equestrian club and the racing club.

In terms of residential space, there are multiple new housing estates going in on either side of Marys Mount Road, helping the town and region as a whole continue its steady population growth. And by far and away the most common type of residence in this part of the world is a separate house, although there are some medium- and high-density options too.

Health, fitness and recreation: There are multiple public facilities to be found in the northern end of Goulburn. Photo: Leah Johnston.

Health, fitness and recreation: There are multiple public facilities to be found in the northern end of Goulburn. Photo: Leah Johnston.

That brings us to some other statistics collected about the region by the ABS. For council's purposes the Goulburn-Mulwaree region is broken up into eight areas; Goulburn Central, Goulburn Central North, Goulburn Central South, Goulburn North, Goulburn South East (which is actually the town's south and east combined), and Goulburn West, with the biggest land areas being Rural North and Rural South.

For residents living in Central North (which is basically Goldsmith Street to the Wollindilly River) and Goulburn North (most of the town north of the river), the largest sector of employment for them, by a noticeable margin, is the category of health care and social assistance. It also ranks a very close second in Rural North, only just pipped to the post by construction.

Health care and social assistance: Added up, this is the sector that employs the most people living in Goulburn's northern areas. Photo: Shutterstock.

Health care and social assistance: Added up, this is the sector that employs the most people living in Goulburn's northern areas. Photo: Shutterstock.

Also in the top five for both Goulburn North and Central North (with a slightly differing order) are the retail sector, public administration and safety, construction, and accommodation and food services.

Next on the list for North and Central North is education, then manufacturing, followed by the transport postal and warehousing sector. After this point the lists start to shuffle a bit more. In all the above cases, they may do these jobs locally or a bit further out of town.

The northern end of Goulburn also has a large number of businesses that are significant to the region, providing not just employment but many things that we rely upon.

On either side of the river you'll find all sorts of industries that are manufacturing, repairing, servicing, fitting, installing, supplying and growing all sorts of things. We're not the only ones who spend money on them either, with people as far away as Canberra or the coast looking to us for certain products or services.

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