Armidale Dumaresq Shire
New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
|• Density||6.0675/km2 (15.7148/sq mi)|
|Area||4,235 km2 (1,635.1 sq mi)|
|State electorate(s)||Northern Tablelands|
|Federal Division(s)||New England|
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.
Main towns and villages
- 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.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics 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).
Current composition and election method
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:
|Independents and Unaligned||8|
|Liberal Party of Australia||1|
The current Council, elected in 2012, in order of election, is:
|Peter O'Donohue||The Greens|
|Herman Beyersdorf||Labor||Deputy Mayor|
- Armidale Dumaresq Council Home Page
- Local Government & Municipal Knowledge Base - Armidale Dumaresq Council Page
- 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.
- "Armidale Dumaresq Council". New South Wales Division of Local Government. Retrieved 20 November 2006.
- "Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2005-06 (catalogue no.: 3218.0)". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 12 March 2007.
- "Regional Wage and Salary Earner Statistics, Australia (catalogue no.: 5673.055.003)". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 11 March 2007.
- "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.
- Hill, Kitty (24 September 2012). "New mayoral team to lead Armidale". The Northern Daily Leader. Retrieved 9 October 2012.