Our region

Located just 120 kilometres north of Sydney and 40 kilometres west of Newcastle, the Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA) covers 1,966 square kilometres within the beautiful Hunter Valley, NSW.

Our region is now home to close to 60,000 residents and the towns and villages within it are sustained by a diverse business environment, with a backdrop of our famous wine and tourism industry.

The Hunter Valley is Australia’s oldest wine producing region with around 4,500 acres under vine and the wine tourism industry is worth an estimated $521 million.

Offering 28 schools, childcare options, 72 parks, playgrounds, great libraries, an entertainment centre and the Hunter Valley Zoo, the Cessnock LGA is a great place to live and bring up a family.

We also have a wide range of open spaces and recreation facilities for our community, organisations and sporting groups to enjoy. These include 34 sports grounds, three swimming pools, eight tennis courts, three netball facilities, 28 cricket wickets and a regional hockey facility.

We work hard at Council to ensure our LGA continues to be a great place to live and visit.

Community Profile

The Community Profile is a useful tool for people or organisations who conduct research and apply for funding grants. It presents information in maps, tables, charts and text to help us understand the characteristics of our community.

The data is based on results from the Census of Population and Housing by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

The characteristics explored include:

  • population
  • age structure
  • households
  • diversity
  • income & wellbeing
  • education
  • work
  • transport
  • housing

View our Community Profile

Economy and industry insights

Our Economy Profile provides detailed employment and business insights for our region, based on the latest data from the Australian Business Register and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

View our Economy Profile