City of Albury
|City of Albury
New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
|Population||50,243 (2013 est)|
|• Density||164.246/km2 (425.40/sq mi)|
|Area||305.9 km2 (118.1 sq mi)|
|Mayor||Alice Glachan (Independent)|
|Region||South West Slopes|
The City of Albury is a local government area in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia. The area covers 305.9 square kilometres (118.1 sq mi) to the north of the Murray River. The area extends around 10–12 km east and west along the river from the centre of Albury and up to 20 km north.
Albury is located 460 kilometres (290 mi) to the south–west of Sydney and 260 kilometres (160 mi) to the north–east of Melbourne. The national Hume Highway passes through the area. Other major road transport links include the Riverina Highway that commences east of Albury and runs west to Deniliquin; and north of Albury, the Olympic Highway connects Albury with Cowra. The city forms a major crossing point of the Murray River and also the railway junction of the Main Southern line with the North East line.
Albury was declared a municipality in 1859 and proclaimed a city in 1946.
Towns and localities in the local government area
Towns and localities in the City of Albury are:
At the 2011 Census, there were 47,810 people in the Albury local government area, of these 48.3% were male and 51.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.3% of the population. The median age of people in the City of Albury area was 37 years. Children aged 0 – 14 years made up 19.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.2% of the population. Of people in the area aged 15 years and over, 46.1% were married and 12.5% were either divorced or separated.
Population growth in the City of Albury Council area between the 2001 Census and the 2006 Census was 9.38%; and in the subsequent five years to the 2011 Census was 3.30%. When compared with total population growth of Australia for the same periods, being 5.78% and 8.32% respectively, population growth in the Albury local government area was generally on par with the national average. The median weekly income for residents within the City of Albury area was slightly below the national average.
At the 2011 Census, the proportion of residents in the Albury local government area who stated their ancestry as Australian or Anglo-Saxon exceeded 77% of all residents (national average was 65.2%). In excess of 58% of all residents in the City of Albury area nominated a religious affiliation with Christianity at the 2011 Census, which was slightly higher than the national average of 50.2%. Meanwhile, as at the Census date, compared to the national average, households in the Albury local government area had a significantly lower than average proportion (6.8%) where two or more languages are spoken (national average was 20.4%); and a significantly higher proportion (90.4%) where English only was spoken at home (national average was 76.8%).
|Selected historical census data for Albury local government area|
|Population||Estimated residents on Census night||42,314||46,282||47,810|
|LGA rank in terms of size within New South Wales|
|% of New South Wales population||0.69%|
|% of Australian population||0.23%||0.23%||0.22%|
|Cultural and language diversity|
(other than English)
|Presbyterian and Reformed||5.1%||4.7%||4.4%|
|Median weekly incomes|
|Personal income||Median weekly personal income||A$452||A$558|
|% of Australian median income||97.0%||96.7%|
|Family income||Median weekly family income||A$919||A$1,360|
|% of Australian median income||89.5%||91.8%|
|Household income||Median weekly household income||A$1,137||A$1,025|
|% of Australian median income||97.1%||83.1%|
Current composition and election method
Albury City 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||7|
|Albury Citizens and Ratepayers Movement||1|
The current Council, elected in 2012, in order of election, is:
|Ross Jackson||Albury Citizens and Ratepayers|
|Kevin Mack||Independent||Deputy Mayor|
|Darren Cameron||Country Labor|
|Hank van de Ven||Independent|
|Graham Docksey||Independent||Elected on Alice Glachan's ticket|
The City of Albury has a sister city with:
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- "Albury City Council". Department of Local Government. Retrieved 30 November 2006.
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- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Albury (C)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2 December 2012.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "Albury (C)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Albury (C)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
- "Candidates in Sequence of Election Report: Albury City Council" (PDF). Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
- "Sister City: Nanping". Albury City Council. Retrieved 8 July 2008.
- Albury City Council – official website
- Local Government & Municipal Knowledge Base – Albury City Council Page