Local Population Figures

12 December 1905 The Tumut Advocate and Farmers and Settlers' Adviser 

The following are the populations officially given for the municipalities on the southern and south-western lines:-

Goulburn 10,480

Albury 6,700

Wagga 5,400

Hay 3,012

Young 2,800

Cootamundra 2,600

Junee 2,500

Yass, 2,300

Cowra 2,106

Narandera 2,100

Temora 1,600 

Tumut 1,538

Gundagai 1,500

Murrumburrah 1,448

Grenfell 950

Wallendbeen 736.


Cootamundra started off scratch about 30 years ago (says the "Herald"), and since then it has outstripped Cowra, Grenfell, Gundagai, Murrumburrah, Narandera, Tumut and Yass, older towns, and has almost reached Young in population.

During the past ten years the population of the Municipal District of Gundagai has increased fifty per cent.

In 1895 Tumut had a population of 300 in excess of Gundagai, in 1900 Gundagai led Tumut by a narrow margin, now the positions have been reversed, the figures being slightly in favor of Tumut.