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Lightning Ridge, NSW

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Lightning Ridge Statistics

Location Details
  • Region

    Outback NSW
  • Population

    1,437
  • Nearest Capital

    720km
  • Nearest Airport

    Brisbane intl 675km
  • Median House Price

    $92,500
  • April Temp °C
    28 / 14

Lightning Ridge is a small outback town in north-western New South Wales, Australia. Part of Walgett Shire, Lightning Ridge is situated near the southern border of Queensland, about 6 km east of the Castlereagh Highway.

Lightning Ridge
Community

Living in regional Australia gives you access to a wealth of community services, such as hospitals, libraries, bars and eateries.

Data source: Department of Health Commonwealth declared hospitals [2021], Australia Post. Google [2021]

Amenities within 50km of Lightning Ridge

Hospital
1
Doctors & Allied Health
4
Library
1
Post Office
2
Bars & Eateries
10
Groceries & Convenience
1

Lightning Ridge
Housing

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Comparison to median State house price

-90%
Property in Lightning Ridge

Based on LGA data

Median House Price

$47,500

Rental House Median Price Per Month

$554

Data source: ABS, [2019, 2020], LGA updated [2021], Corelogic [2024]

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    Jobs

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    Data source: ABS [2016, 2017]

    Jobs in Lightning Ridge

    Based on LGA data

    Median Salary Per Year

    $41,043

    Median Personal Income Per Week

    $789

    Median Family Income Per Week

    $524

    Lightning Ridge
    Education

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    Number of Institutions

    4

    Data sources:

    Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority, Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority, Wikipedia, 4icu.

    Schools And Universities in Lightning Ridge

    Education within 25KM of Lightning Ridge

    2 Childcare Centres
    little diggers pre-school & child care centre
    walanbaa dhurrali early learning centre
    1 Primary School
    lightning ridge central school
    1 High School
    lightning ridge central school

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