Municipality of Burwood
|Municipality of Burwood
New South Wales
|• Density||4,632/km2 (12,000/sq mi)|
|Area||7 km2 (2.7 sq mi)|
|Mayor||John Faker (Labor)|
Suburbs in the local government area
Suburbs in the Municipality of Burwood are:
The Municipality also includes portions of:
- Croydon (shared with Ashfield Council)
- Croydon Park (shared with the City of Canterbury and Ashfield Council)
- Strathfield (shared with the City of Canada Bay and Strathfield Council)
At the 2011 Census, there were 32,423 people in the Burwood local government area, of these 49.1% were male and 50.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.4% of the population. The median age of people in the Municipality of Burwood was 35 years. Children aged 0 – 14 years made up 14.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.5% of the population. Of people in the area aged 15 years and over, 47.8% were married and 8.2% were either divorced or separated.
Population growth in the Municipality of Burwood between the 2001 Census and the 2006 Census was 5.26%; and in the subsequent five years to the 2011 Census, population growth was 4.84%. When compared with total population growth of Australia for the same periods, being 5.78% and 8.32% respectively, population growth in Burwood local government area was lower than the national average. The median weekly income for residents within the Municipality of Burwood of was generally on par with the national average.
At the 2011 Census, the proportion of residents in Burwood local government area who stated their ancestry as Chinese was in excess of seven times the state and national averages; and the proportion of households where an Asian language was spoken at home was approximately eight times higher than the national average.
|Selected historical census data for Burwood local government area|
|Population||Estimated residents on Census night||29,381||30,926||32,423|
|LGA rank in terms of size within New South Wales|
|% of New South Wales population||0.46%|
|% of Australian population||0.16%||0.16%||0.15%|
|Cultural and language diversity|
(other than English)
|Median weekly incomes|
|Personal income||Median weekly personal income||A$403||A$490|
|% of Australian median income||86.5%||84.9%|
|Family income||Median weekly family income||A$1,071||A$1,441|
|% of Australian median income||104.3%||97.3%|
|Household income||Median weekly household income||A$1,194||A$1,310|
|% of Australian median income||102.0%||106.1%|
Current composition and election method
Burwood Council is composed of seven Councillors, including the Mayor, for a fixed four-year term of office. The Mayor is directly elected while the six other Councillors are elected proportionally as one ward. The most recent election was held on 8 September 2012, and the makeup of the Council, including the Mayor, is as follows:
|Australian Labor Party||4|
|Liberal Party of Australia||2|
|Burwood Community Voice||1|
The current Council, elected in 2012, in order of election, is:
|Ernest Wong||Labor||Deputy Mayor|
|Lesley Furneaux-Cook||Burwood Community Voice||A past Mayor, between 2008 - 2009|
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- Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "Burwood (A)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 November 2012.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Burwood (A)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 November 2012.
- "Candidates in Sequence of Election Report: Burwood Council" (PDF). Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 14 September 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
- "Burwood Council - Mayoral Election". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 12 September 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
- Norington, Brad (16 May 2013). "Labor Right uses Roozendaal seat to reach out to Chinese". The Australian. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
- Habib, Rashell (2 March 2009). "Praise for women of wonder". NewsLocal.