City of Holroyd

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This article is about the local government area. For the suburb, see Holroyd, New South Wales.
City of Holroyd
New South Wales
Holroyd lga sydney.png
Coordinates 33°50′S 150°59′E / 33.833°S 150.983°E / -33.833; 150.983Coordinates: 33°50′S 150°59′E / 33.833°S 150.983°E / -33.833; 150.983
Population 99,163 (2011)[1]
 • Density 2,480.3/km2 (6,424/sq mi)
Established 1990 (as the City of Holroyd)
Area 40 km2 (15.4 sq mi)
Council seat Merrylands
Region Metropolitan Sydney
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)
Website www.holroyd.nsw.gov.au
LGAs around City of Holroyd:
Blacktown Parramatta Parramatta
Blacktown City of Holroyd Parramatta
Fairfield Fairfield Parramatta

The City of Holroyd is a local government area in the western suburbs of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia.

Originally known as the Municipality of Prospect and Sherwood it was incorporated in February 1872; and in 1927 it was renamed the Municipality of Holroyd after Arthur Holroyd, the first mayor. In December 1990 was declared City of Holroyd. The administrative centre of the City is located in the suburb of Merrylands, located approximately 25 kilometres (16 mi) west of the Sydney central business district.

Holroyd City contains a number of houses throughout the area that were constructed during the 19th Century.[2]

The Mayor of the City of Holroyd is Cr. Ross Grove, a member of the Liberal Party.

Suburbs in the local government area[edit]

Suburbs in the City of Holroyd are:

Demographics[edit]

At the 2011 Census, there were 99,163 people in the Holroyd local government area, of these 49.5% were male and 50.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.8% of the population. The median age of people in the City of Holroyd was 34 years. Children aged 0 – 14 years made up 20.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.1% of the population. Of people in the area aged 15 years and over, 53.2% were married and 10.3% were either divorced or separated.[1]

Population growth in the City of Holroyd between the 2001 Census and the 2006 Census was 5.28%; and in the subsequent five years to the 2011 Census, population growth was 10.47%. When compared with total population growth of Australia for the same periods, being 5.78% and 8.32% respectively, population growth in Holroyd local government area was 20% higher than the national average.[3] The median weekly income for residents within the City of Holroyd was generally on par with the national average.[1][4]

At the 2011 Census, the proportion of residents in the Holroyd local government area who stated their ancestry as Lebanese, was in excess of sixteen times the national average; and the proportion of Indian residents was in excess of five times the national average. The proportion of residents who stated a religious affiliation with Islam or Hinduism was in excess of eight times and seven times the national average respectively; and the proportion of residents with no religion more than half the national average. Meanwhile, as at the Census date, the area was linguistically diverse, with Arabic, Tamil, or Hindi languages spoken in a high proportion of households, and ranged from five times to seventeen times the national averages.[1]

Selected historical census data for Holroyd local government area
Census year 2001[3] 2006[4] 2011[1]
Population Estimated residents on Census night 85,261 89,766 99,163
LGA rank in terms of size within New South Wales
% of New South Wales population 1.43%
% of Australian population 0.45% Steady 0.45% Increase 0.46%
Cultural and language diversity
Ancestry,
top responses
Australian 14.7%
English 12.5%
Lebanese 9.8%
Indian 7.9%
Chinese 5.1%
Language,
top responses
(other than English)
Arabic 10.7% Increase 12.4% Increase 12.5%
Tamil n/c Increase 2.4% Increase 3.4%
Hindi n/c Increase 2.0% Increase 2.9%
Mandarin 1.7% Increase 2.1% Increase 2.5%
Cantonese 2.4% Increase 2.5% Decrease 2.4%
Religious affiliation
Religious affiliation,
top responses
Catholic 40.2% Decrease 38.2% Decrease 35.1%
Islam 6.2% Increase 8.3% Increase 10.4%
Hinduism n/c Increase 5.7% Increase 10.0%
Anglican 15.2% Decrease 12.1% Decrease 9.6%
No Religion 7.3% Increase 8.1% Increase 8.4%
Median weekly incomes
Personal income Median weekly personal income A$431 A$517
% of Australian median income 92.5% 89.6%
Family income Median weekly family income A$998 A$1,353
% of Australian median income 97.2% 91.4%
Household income Median weekly household income A$1,121 A$1,209
% of Australian median income 95.7% 98.0%

Council[edit]

The Council Chambers in Merrylands.

Current composition and election method[edit]

Holroyd City Council is composed of twelve Councillors elected proportionally as four separate wards, each electing three Councillors. 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.

Places of Interest[edit]

Holroyd Youth Services[edit]

Holroyd Youth Services (HYS) was incorporated as a service for young people in 1988. The premises in which HYS operate are provided by Holroyd City Council and staff funding is provided by the Department of Community Services.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Holroyd (C)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Heritage Areas in Holroyd". City of Holroyd. 
  3. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "Holroyd (C)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Holroyd (C)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  5. ^ Holroyd Youth Services MySpace page

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