City of Hurstville
|City of Hurstville
New South Wales
Location in Metropolitan Sydney
|• Density||3,428.48/km2 (8,879.7/sq mi)|
|Area||23 km2 (8.9 sq mi)|
|Mayor||Jack Jacovou (Liberal)|
The City of Hurstville is a local government area in the St George and southern region of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The city centre of Hurstville is located 17 kilometres (11 mi) south south–west of Sydney and west of Botany Bay.
Hurstville was incorporated as a municipality in 1887; and declared a city in 1988.
Suburbs and localities in the local government area
Suburbs in the City of Hurstville are:
Hurstville City Council also manages and maintains the following localities:
- Boggywell Creek
- Edith Bay
- Gertrude Point
- Gungah Bay
- Westfield Hurstville
- Hurstville Bay
- Jew Fish Bay
- Jew Fish Point
- Lime Kiln Bay
- Lime Kiln Head
- Oatley West
- Soilybottom Point
At the 2011 Census, there were 78,855 people in the Hurstville local government area, of these 48.5% were male and 51.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.6% of the population. The median age of people in the City of Hurstville was 37 years. Children aged 0 – 14 years made up 17.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.4% of the population. Of people in the area aged 15 years and over, 53.4% were married and 9.2% were either divorced or separated.
Population growth in the City of Hurstville between the 2001 Census and the 2006 Census was 5.31%; and in the subsequent five years to the 2011 Census, population growth was 6.96%. When compared with total population growth of Australia for the same periods, being 5.78% and 8.32% respectively, population growth in Hurstville local government area was marginally lower than the national average. The median weekly income for residents within the City of Hurstville is generally on par with the national average.
|Selected historical census data for Hurstville local government area|
|Population||Estimated residents on Census night||70,009||73,725||78,855|
|LGA rank in terms of size within New South Wales|
|% of New South Wales population||1.14%|
|% of Australian population||0.37%||0.37%||0.37%|
|Cultural and language diversity|
(other than English)
|Median weekly incomes|
|Personal income||Median weekly personal income||A$664||A$540|
|% of Australian median income||142.5%||93.6%|
|Family income||Median weekly family income||A$1,510||A$1,475|
|% of Australian median income||147.0%||99.6%|
|Household income||Median weekly household income||A$1,773||A$1,284|
|% of Australian median income||151.4%||104.0%|
Current composition and election method
Hurstville City Council is composed of twelve Councillors elected proportionally as three separate wards, each ward electing four 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. The most recent election was held on 8 September 2012, and the makeup of the Council is as follows:
|Australian Labor Party||5|
|Liberal Party of Australia||4|
The current Council, elected in 2012, in order of election by ward, is:
|Hurstville  ||Vince Badalati||Labor|
|Peakhurst ||Jack Jacovou||Liberal||Mayor|
|Penshurst ||Justin Mining||Labor|
|Christina Wu||Liberal||Deputy Mayor |
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Hurstville (C)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 November 2012.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "Hurstville (C)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 November 2012.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Hurstville (C)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 November 2012.
- "Hurstville City Council - Hurstville Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 14 September 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
- "Hurstville City Council - Peakhurst Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 14 September 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
- "Hurstville City Council - Penshurst Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 14 September 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
- "First Preference Vote". NSW Electoral Commission.
- "Cr Jack Jacovou elected to Mayoral office" (Press release). Hurstville City Council. 27 September 2012. Retrieved 3 November 2012.
- "Mayors and Councillors". Hurstville City Council.
- City of Hurstville website
- City of Hurstville Community Information Webpage
- City of Hurstville Library and Information Service
- Map of Ward Boundaries in Hurstville LGA
- Hurstville City Business Directory