Friday, 22 June 2012

Oi, Grafton! Now will you quit your endless whinging?

If there’s one thing that can be relied on when it comes to council rate setting time it’s that Grafton City
habitués will cry poor and go on, and on, and on, in the letters section of the local rag about how the rest of the Clarence Valley should subsidize them.

Well the 2011 Census results are out and the community thumbnail sketches confirm what the Lower Clarence has always known – no matter how you slice it more Graftonites are younger, earn higher wages, have lower monthly mortgage repayments and pay less rent than the folks downriver at Maclean, Iluka and Yamba.

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