Armidale Dumaresq Shire

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Armidale Dumaresq
New South Wales
Armidale LGA NSW.png
Location in New South Wales
Coordinates 30°30′S 151°40′E / 30.500°S 151.667°E / -30.500; 151.667Coordinates: 30°30′S 151°40′E / 30.500°S 151.667°E / -30.500; 151.667
Population 25,696 (2009)[1]
 • Density 6.0675/km2 (15.7148/sq mi)
Established 2000
Area 4,235 km2 (1,635.1 sq mi)
Mayor Jim Maher
Council seat Armidale[2]
Region New England
State electorate(s) Northern Tablelands
Federal Division(s) New England
Website www.armidale.nsw.gov.au
LGAs around Armidale Dumaresq:
Guyra Guyra Clarence Valley
Uralla Armidale Dumaresq Bellingen
Uralla Walcha Kempsey

The Armidale Dumaresq Council is a local government area in the New England and Northern Tablelands regions of New South Wales, Australia. This area was formed in 2000 from the merger of the original City of Armidale with the surrounding Dumaresq Shire.

The combined area covers the urban area of Armidale and the surrounding region, extending primarily eastward from the city through farming districts to the gorges and escarpments that mark the edge of the Northern Tablelands.

The Mayor of the Armidale Dumaresq Council is Cr. Jim Maher, an unaligned politician.

Main towns and villages[edit]

Villages located in the area include Kellys Plains, Dangarsleigh, Wollomombi and Hillgrove.

Demographics[edit]

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics,[3] there:

  • were 24,749 people as at 30 June 2006, the 73rd largest Local Government Area in New South Wales. It was equal to 0.4% of the New South Wales population of 6,827,694
  • was an increase of 165 people over the year to 30 June 2006, the 70th largest population growth in a Local Government Area in New South Wales. It was equal to 0.3% of the 58,753 increase in the population of New South Wales
  • was, in percentage terms, an increase of 0.7% in the number of people over the year to 30 June 2006, the 79th fastest growth in population of a Local Government Area in New South Wales. In New South Wales the population grew by 0.9%
  • was a fall in population over the 10 years to 30 June 2006 of 449 people or 1.8% (0.2% in annual average terms), the 116th highest rate of a Local Government Area in New South Wales. In New South Wales the population grew by 622,966 or 10% (1.0% in annual average terms) over the same period.

Incomes[edit]

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics[4] during 2003-04, there:

  • were 8,283 wage and salary earners (ranked 73rd in New South Wales and 200th in Australia, 0.3% of New South Wales's 2,558,415 and 0.1% of Australia's 7,831,856)
  • was a total income of $285,705,755 (around $286 million) (ranked 74th in New South Wales and 205th in Australia, 0.3% of New South Wales's $107,179,688,262 (around $107 billion) and less than 0.1% of Australia's $304,034,755,876 (around $304 billion))
  • was an estimated average income per wage and salary earner of $34,493 (ranked 80th in New South Wales and 261st in Australia, 83% of New South Wales's $41,407 and 89% of Australia's $38,820)
  • was an estimated median income per wage and salary earner of $31,546 (ranked 83rd in New South Wales and 279th in Australia, 89% of New South Wales's $35,479 and 92% of Australia's $34,149).

Council[edit]

Armidale Dumaresq Council office building. Armidale, NSW

Current composition and election method[edit]

Armidale Dumaresq Council is composed of nine Councillors elected proportionally as a single ward. All Councillors are elected for a fixed four-year term of office. The Mayor is elected by the Councillors at the first meeting of the Council. The most recent election was held on 8 September 2012, and the makeup of the Council is as follows:[5]

Party Councillors
  Independents and Unaligned 8
  Liberal Party of Australia 1
  The Greens 1
Total 10

The current Council, elected in 2012, in order of election, is:[5]

Councillor Party Notes
  Margaret O'Connor Liberal
  Peter O'Donohue The Greens
  Jim Maher Unaligned Mayor[6]
  Herman Beyersdorf Labor Deputy Mayor[6]
  Bob Richardson Unaligned
  Andrew Murat Unaligned
  Laurie Bishop Independent
  Jenny Bailey Independent
  Colin Gadd Unaligned
  Christopher Halligan Unaligned

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (30 March 2010). "Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2008–09". Archived from the original on 5 June 2010. Retrieved 3 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Armidale Dumaresq Council". New South Wales Division of Local Government. Retrieved 20 November 2006. 
  3. ^ "Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2005-06 (catalogue no.: 3218.0)". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 12 March 2007. 
  4. ^ "Regional Wage and Salary Earner Statistics, Australia (catalogue no.: 5673.055.003)". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 11 March 2007. 
  5. ^ a b "Candidates in Sequence of Election Report: Armidale Dumaresq Council" (PDF). Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 14 September 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Hill, Kitty (24 September 2012). "New mayoral team to lead Armidale". The Northern Daily Leader. Retrieved 9 October 2012.