City of Hurstville

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City of Hurstville
New South Wales
Hurstville lga sydney.png
Coordinates 33°58′S 151°06′E / 33.967°S 151.100°E / -33.967; 151.100Coordinates: 33°58′S 151°06′E / 33.967°S 151.100°E / -33.967; 151.100
Population 80,823 (2011)[1]
 • Density 3,428.48/km2 (8,879.7/sq mi)
Established 1988
Area 23 km2 (8.9 sq mi)
Mayor Jack Jacovou (Liberal)
Council seat Hurstville
Region Metropolitan Sydney
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)
Website www.hurstville.nsw.gov.au
LGAs around City of Hurstville:
Rockdale
Canterbury City of Hurstville Kogarah
Bankstown Sutherland

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.

The Mayor of the City of Hurstville Council is Cr. Jack Jacovou, a member of the Liberal Party.

Suburbs and localities in the local government area[edit]

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
  • Kingsway
  • Lime Kiln Bay
  • Lime Kiln Head
  • Oatley West
  • Soilybottom Point

Demographics[edit]

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.[1]

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.[2] The median weekly income for residents within the City of Hurstville is generally on par with the national average.[1][3]

Selected historical census data for Hurstville local government area
Census year 2001[2] 2006[3] 2011[1]
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 Steady 0.37% Steady 0.37% Steady 0.37%
Cultural and language diversity
Ancestry,
top responses
Chinese 21.2%
Australian 15.9%
English 15.4%
Irish 5.2%
Greek 5.1%
Language,
top responses
(other than English)
Cantonese 9.3% Increase 10.8% Increase 11.2%
Mandarin 4.4% Increase 8.0% Increase 11.1%
Greek 5.0% Decrease 4.9% Decrease 4.8%
Arabic 4.0% Steady 4.0% Increase 4.1%
Macedonian 2.6% Steady 2.6% Steady 2.6%
Religious affiliation
Religious affiliation,
top responses
Catholic 27.0% Decrease 25.5% Decrease 24.2%
No religion 13.2% Increase 17.0% Increase 21.3%
Anglican 18.0% Decrease 15.2% Decrease 12.5%
Eastern Orthodox 9.4% Increase 9.9% Steady 9.9%
Buddhism n/c Increase 4.5% Increase 5.6%
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%

Council[edit]

Council Chambers, MacMahon Street, Hurstville.

Current composition and election method[edit]

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:[4][5][6]

Party Councillors
  Australian Labor Party 5
  Liberal Party of Australia 4
  Independents 2
  Unity Party 1
Total 12

The current Council, elected in 2012, in order of election by ward, is:

Ward Councillor Party Notes
Hurstville [4] [7]   Vince Badalati Labor
  Nancy Liu Unity
  Colin Drane Labor
  Brent Thomas Labor
Peakhurst [5]   Jack Jacovou Liberal Mayor[8]
  Michelle Stevens Independent
  Rita Kastanias Liberal
  Philip Sansom Independent
Penshurst [6]   Justin Mining Labor
  Con Hindi Liberal
  Dominic Sin Labor
  Christina Wu Liberal Deputy Mayor [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Hurstville (C)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "Hurstville (C)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 November 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Hurstville (C)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 November 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Hurstville City Council - Hurstville Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 14 September 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Hurstville City Council - Peakhurst Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 14 September 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Hurstville City Council - Penshurst Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 14 September 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "First Preference Vote". NSW Electoral Commission. 
  8. ^ "Cr Jack Jacovou elected to Mayoral office" (Press release). Hurstville City Council. 27 September 2012. Retrieved 3 November 2012. 
  9. ^ "Mayors and Councillors". Hurstville City Council. 

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