City of Willoughby
|City of Willoughby
New South Wales
Location in Metropolitan Sydney
|• Density||2,980.4/km2 (7,719/sq mi)|
|Area||22.6 km2 (8.7 sq mi)|
The City of Willoughby is a local government area on the North Shore of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is located 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) north of the Sydney central business district.
The main commercial centre of the City of Willoughby is Chatswood, home to one of Sydney's suburban skyscraper clusters. Other commercial centres are the suburbs of Willoughby, St Leonards and Artarmon. Willoughby is situated on an elevated plateau, and all of Sydney's television stations broadcast from towers in the area. Within the City of Willoughby is the Royal North Shore Hospital, located at St Leonards, one of Sydney's major hospitals.
The position of Mayor of the City of Willoughby Council became vacant upon the death of Cr. Pat Reilly on 20 January 2014. Gail Giles-Gidney was elected in a By-Election held on 12 April 2014.
Suburbs in the local government area
Suburbs in the City of Willoughby are:
At the 2011 Census, there were 67,356 people in the Willoughby local government area, of these 48.2% were male and 51.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.2% of the population. The median age of people in the City of Willoughby was 37 years. Children aged 0 – 14 years made up 19.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.6% of the population. Of people in the area aged 15 years and over, 54.0% were married and 8.3% were either divorced or separated.
Population growth in the City of Willoughby between the 2001 Census and the 2006 Census was 9.06%; and in the subsequent five years to the 2011 Census, population growth was 5.90%. When compared with total population growth of Australia for the same periods, being 5.78% and 8.32% respectively, population growth in Willoughby local government area was generally on par with the national average. The median weekly income for residents within the City of Willoughby was higher than the national average.
At the 2011 Census, the proportion of residents in Willoughby local government area who stated their ancestry as Chinese was in excess of four times the state and national averages; and the proportion of households where an Asian language was spoken at home was approximately seven times higher than the national average.
|Selected historical census data for Willoughby local government area|
|Population||Estimated residents on Census night||58,319||63,605||67,356|
|LGA rank in terms of size within New South Wales||19|
|% of New South Wales population||0.97%|
|% of Australian population||0.31%||0.32%||0.31%|
|Cultural and language diversity|
(other than English)
|Presbyterian and Reformed||n/c||n/c||3.1%|
|Median weekly incomes|
|Personal income||Median weekly personal income||A$728||A$858|
|% of Australian median income||156.2%||148.7%|
|Family income||Median weekly family income||A$1,667||A$2,479|
|% of Australian median income||162.3%||167.4%|
|Household income||Median weekly household income||A$2,066||A$1,996|
|% of Australian median income||176.4%||161.8%|
Current composition and election method
Willoughby City Council is composed of thirteen councillors, including the mayor, for a fixed four-year term of office. The Mayor is directly elected while the twelve other councillors are elected proportionally as four separate wards, each electing three councillors. The most recent full Council election was held on 8 September 2012. The former mayor of Willoughby, Cr. Pat Reilly, subsequently passed away on 20 January 2014. Councillor Gail Giles-Gidney was elected to the position of Mayor in a by-election on 12 April 2014. Councillor Rachel Hill was elected to the vacant position of Councillor in a by-election on 14 June 2014.
The current Council is:
|Middle Harbour||Wendy Norton||Independent|
|Sailors Bay||John Hooper||Independent||Masters Degree in Management; Justice of Peace NSW|
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Willoughby (C)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 8 November 2012.
- Robertson, James (21 January 2014). "Mayor of Willoughby Pat Reilly dies". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 21 January 2014.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "Willoughby (C)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 8 November 2012.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Willoughby (C)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 8 November 2012.
- "Willoughby City Council – Mayoral Election". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 21 September 2012.
- "Willoughby City Council – Middle Harbour Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 17 September 2012. Retrieved 21 September 2012.
- "Willoughby City Council – Naremburn Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 17 September 2012. Retrieved 21 September 2012.
- "Willoughby City Council – Sailors Bay Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 17 September 2012. Retrieved 21 September 2012.
- "Willoughby City Council – West Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 17 September 2012. Retrieved 21 September 2012.