When I visited central west NSW, Orange and Cowra in particular, I found that there were plenty of motels, pubs (which offer rooms) and caravan parks and campsites, but no youth hostels. This surprised me, as it's fairly close to Sydney - less than the width of two European countries.
What kind of places in Australia, given that they have at least some form of accommodation, tend to have youth hostels?
Wikivoyage doesn't give any information, and the 18th edition of Lonely Planet merely says
Backpacker hostels are exceedingly popular in Australian cities and along the coast, but in the outback and rural areas you'll be hard-pressed to see one.
I've come across youth hostels in Albury-Wodonga and Cairns, and I wouldn't classify the former as a city or along the coast.
In the case of central NSW, is it being the kind of the place families would go, and being "boring" to backpackers, and also lacking seasonal farming work, factors in it not having youth hostels?