Bendigo below national norm for disadvantage

BENDIGO is more disadvantaged than the national average, with Long Gully, West Bendigo and Ironbark the most needy.

Figures from 2006 listed on new City of Greater Bendigo website,, show Strathfieldsaye, Maiden Gully and Strathdale residents have higher income, education levels, employment and skilled occupations.

Huntly, Kennington, Marong, Epsom and Ascot also scored higher than the national average, but the remaining suburbs scored lower.

Full analysis in tomorrow’s Bendigo Advertiser.  

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