New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
|Area||2,952 km2 (1,139.8 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10)|
|• Summer (DST)||AEDT (UTC+11)|
|State electorate(s)||Upper Hunter|
Gloucester Shire (i// GLOS-tər) is a local government area in the Mid North Coast and Upper Hunter regions of New South Wales, Australia. The Shire is situated adjacent to the Bucketts Way and the North Coast railway line.
Towns and localities
The Shire includes the following towns and localities:
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics during 2003-04, there:
- were 1,416 wage and salary earners (ranked 128th in New South Wales and 418th in Australia, less than 0.1% of both New South Wales's 2,558,415 and Australia's 7,831,856)
- was a total income of $46,344,880 (around $46 million) (ranked 128th in New South Wales and 420th in Australia, less than 0.1% of both New South Wales's $107,179,688,262 (around $107 billion) and Australia's $304,034,755,876 (around $304 billion))
- was an estimated average income per wage and salary earner of $32,729 (ranked 101st in New South Wales and 341st in Australia, 79% of New South Wales's $41,407 and 84% of Australia's $38,820)
- was an estimated median income per wage and salary earner of $28,699 (ranked 130th in New South Wales and 439th in Australia, 81% of New South Wales's $35,479 and 84% of Australia's $34,149).
Current composition and election method
Gloucester Shire Council is composed of seven Councillors, elected proportionally as a single ward. 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:
|Independents and Unaligned||7|
The current Council, elected in 2012, in order of election, is:
|Frank Hooke||Unaligned||Deputy Mayor|
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- "Councillors & Profiles". Council. Gloucester Shire Council. September 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012.
- "Suburb Search - Local Council Boundaries - Hunter (HT) - Gloucester Shire Council". New South Wales Division of Local Government. Retrieved 3 October 2012.
- "Upper Hunter". New South Wales Electoral Commission. 24 September 2012. Retrieved 3 October 2012.
- "Lyne". Australian Electoral Commission. 26 July 2012. Retrieved 3 October 2012.
- "Regional Wage and Salary Earner Statistics, Australia (catalogue no.: 5673.055.003)". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 11 March 2007.
- "Gloucester Shire Council: Summary of First Preference and Group Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 16 September 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012.