Why Griffith City
Located in South-Western NSW, Griffith is the regional capital of Western Riverina and in turn, a major service centre for a range of inland regional towns.
Statistically, according to demographer Bernard Salt, Griffith is one of the most desirable places in Australia to live. It has low unemployment, good population growth and affordable housing.
Griffith is a thriving regional capital with a residential population of 26,586 (ABS ERP 2017) and a regional catchment of approximately 60,000 offering unique lifestyle, employment and investment opportunities for the Western Riverina region and beyond.
There are over 3,291 businesses in Griffith and growing with over 13,445 employed residents (NIEIR). Manufacturing is the largest employer in Griffith city, making up 19% of total employment.
The region produces more than 75% of NSW wine grapes, 70% of NSW citrus production and is Australia’s largest citrus producing region along with 90% of Australia’s rice production, 95% of Australia’s prunes and recently planted one million hazelnut trees for chocolate maker Ferrero. Griffith exports over $800M of wine per year, and is also a major chicken meat supplier and producer of olive oil, almonds, walnuts, tomato products and juice.
Other industries including cotton, irrigated wheat, and livestock have experienced growth. Our fertile soils, mediterranean climate and quality water have provided Griffith with the clean and green reputation for establishing global markets in wine, citrus and almonds.
As a strong regional capital, Griffith is proactive in promoting economic productivity, creating jobs and achieving positive social outcomes across the region.