City of Lismore
New South Wales
Location in NSW
|• Density||35.38/km2 (91.6/sq mi)|
|Area||1,290 km2 (498.1 sq mi)|
Towns and localities
- Lismore suburban
- Chilcotts Grass
- East Lismore
- Girards Hill
- Howards Grass
- Lismore Heights
- North Lismore
- Richmond Hill
- South Lismore
- Other areas
- Blue Knob
- Booerie Creek
- Coffee Camp
- East Coraki
- Lillian Rock
- McKees Hill
- North Woodburn
- Pearces Creek
- Rock Valley
- Rous Mill
- South Gundurimba
- Terania Creek
- The Channon
- Tucki Tucki
- Tuntable Creek
- Whian Whian
In the 2006 Census of Population and Housing there were 42,210 usual residents living in Lismore City Council. Of this count, 20,543 (or 48%) were males and 21,667 (or 51%) were females. By age, 20% of the population was under 15 years old, 66% were between 15 and 65, and 14% were over 65 years old. Most people living in Lismore City Council were born in Australia (86%). The median age was 38 years.
According to the 2006 Census of Population and Housing, the median individual income was $378 per week (equal to approximately $19,710 per year). The median family income in 2006 was $993 per week (equal to approximately $51,778 per year); and, the median household income in 2006 was $779 per week (equal to approximately $39,629 per year).
There were 17,834 people employed in 2006 (to give an employment to working age population ratio of 0.64), and 1,812 people unemployed. The most common occupations were Professionals (19%); Technicians and Trades Workers (14%); and, Clerical and Administrative Workers (13%). The top 5 industries for employment were Hospitals (6.2%); School Education (5.8%); Cafes, Restaurants and Takeaway Food Services (4.2%); Tertiary Education (3.3%); and, Supermarket and Grocery Stores (3.0%).
In the 2006 Census of Population and Housing, the median housing loan repayment was $1,083 per month. This equated to marginally under 35% of median household income. The median rent in 2006 was $165 per week. This equated to just over 21% of median household income. The average household size was 2.5 persons. There is a large population of commission housing situated in the city of Lismore.
Current composition and election method
Lismore City Council is composed of eleven Councillors, including the Mayor, for a fixed four-year term of office. The Mayor is directly elected while the ten other Councillors are elected proportionally as one entire ward. The most recent election was held on 8 September 2012, and the makeup of the Council, including the Mayor, is as follows:
The current Council, elected in 2012, in order of election by ward, is:
|Jenny Dowell||Country Labor||Mayor|
|Isaac Smith||Country Labor||Elected on Jenny Dowell's ticket|
|Ray Houston||Country Labor||Elected on Jenny Dowell's ticket|
|Glenys Ritchie||Country Labor||Elected on Jenny Dowell's ticket|
|Simon Clough||Our Sustainable Future|
- Yamatotakada, Japan, since 1963
- Lismore, Ireland, since 2000
- Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA, since 2001
- Makassar, Indonesia
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- "Lismore City Council - Mayoral Election". Local Government Election 2012. New South Wales Electoral Commission. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 6 October 2012.
- "Lismore City Council: Summary of First Preference and Group Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Election 2012. New South Wales Electoral Commission. 14 September 2012. Retrieved 6 October 2012.
- "Sister Cities". Lismore City Council.