DemographicsHay (NSW) is approximately 1946.92 square kilometres. In 2016 the population of Hay (NSW) was 2406. The population is 50% male and 50% female. On average the monthly mortgage repayments in Hay (NSW) are $1000 to $1399. The most common weekly income bracket is $300 to $399 per week. Weekly rents in the area are on average $150 to $199.
DescriptionIn the western Riverina region of NSW, Hay is one of Australia’s major wool growing areas. The town itself is built beside the Murrumbidgee River, part of the Murray- Darling river system; Australia's largest. The main business district of Hay is situated on the north bank of the river. Away from the river Hay is surrounded by flat, mostly-treeless plains, predominately of grey clay and red earth soils. At the 2011 census, Hay township had a population of 2,298. Hay is one of Australia's leading wool growing and sheep meat producing areas. Cattle are also produced for sale for slaughter and, in recent years, for sale to feedlots for fattening. In irrigated areas, crops such as lettuce, pumpkins, tomatoes, garlic, corn, rockmelons, watermelons and broccoli are grown, picked and packaged in the area. Hay is also the leading producer in the Riverina of safflower, lettuce and broccoli. In recent years, rice and cotton have been produced in Hay.