Guyra Shire

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Guyra Shire
New South Wales
Guyra LGA NSW.png
Location in New South Wales
Population
  • 4,521 (2009)[1]
  • 4,397 (2011 census)[2]
 • Density 1.02867/km2 (2.6642/sq mi)
Area 4,395 km2 (1,696.9 sq mi)
Mayor Hans Hietbrink
Council seat Guyra (Bradley Street)[3]
Region New England
State electorate(s) Northern Tablelands
Federal Division(s) New England
Website Guyra Shire
LGAs around Guyra Shire:
Inverell Glen Innes Severn Clarence Valley
Gwydir Guyra Shire Bellingen
Uralla Armidale Nambucca

Guyra Shire is the name of the local government area for the New England region of New South Wales, Australia. It is on the New England Highway.

Incomes[edit]

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics[4] during 2003-04, there:

  • were 1,132 wage and salary earners (ranked 138th in New South Wales and 449th 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 $34,158,480 (around $34 million) (ranked 140th in New South Wales and 456th 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 $30,175 (ranked 151st in New South Wales and 501st in Australia, 73% of New South Wales's $41,407 and 78% of Australia's $38,820)
  • was an estimated median income per wage and salary earner of $28,425 (ranked 138th in New South Wales and 459th in Australia, 80% of New South Wales's $35,479 and 83% of Australia's $34,149).

At the 2011 census,[2] there:

  • were 1,942 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night. Of these 1,130 (58%) were employed full-time, 563 (29%) were employed part-time, 123 (6%) were temporarily away from work, and 126 (7%) were unemployed.
  • was a median weekly personal income for all people aged 15 years and over of $418 ($21,736 per annum).
  • was a median weekly household income of $805 ($41,860 per annum).

Demographics[edit]

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics,[5] there:

  • were 4,478 people as at 30 June 2006, the 131st largest Local Government Area in New South Wales. It was equal to less than 0.1% of the New South Wales population of 6,827,694
  • was an increase of 21 people over the year to 30 June 2006, the 119th largest population growth in a Local Government Area in New South Wales. It was equal to less than 0.1% of the 58,753 increase in the population of New South Wales
  • was, in percentage terms, an increase of 0.5% in the number of people over the year to 30 June 2006, the 101st fastest growth in population of a Local Government Area in New South Wales. In New South Wales the population grew by 0.9%
  • was an increase in population over the 10 years to 30 June 2006 of 4 people or less than 0.1% (less than 0.1% in annual average terms), the 103rd highest rate of a Local Government Area in New South Wales. In New South Wales the population grew by 622,966 or 10% (1.0% in annual average terms) over the same period.

At the 2011 census,[2] there:

  • were 4,397 people living in the local government area. This was 0.06% of the New South Wales population of 6,917,658.
  • was a decline of 81 people (1.8%) since the 2006 census referenced above.
  • were 90% Australian-born residents, compared to the national average of 70%; the next most common countries of birth were England and New Zealand.
  • was an average household size of 2.5 people.

Main towns and villages[edit]

The Shire includes the town of Guyra and villages including Ben Lomond, Black Mountain, Ebor, Llangothlin and Tingha.

Council[edit]

Current composition and election method[edit]

Guyra Shire Council is composed of six councillors elected proportionally. The shire is divided into three wards, each electing two councillors. The mayor is not directly elected.[6] The current makeup of the council is as follows:[6]

Party Councillors
  Independents and Unaffiliated 6
Total 6

The current council, elected in 2008, is:[6]

Ward Councillor Party Notes
A Ward   Audrey McArdle Unaffiliated
  David McRae Unaffiliated
B Ward   Dot Vickery Unaffiliated
  Hans Hietbrink Unaffiliated Mayor
C Ward   Bruce Howlett Unaffiliated
  Shane Davidson Independent Deputy Mayor

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (30 March 2010). "Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2008–09". Retrieved 3 June 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Guyra (Local Government Areas)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Guyra Shire Council". Department of Local Government. Retrieved 2006-12-03. 
  4. ^ "Regional Wage and Salary Earner Statistics, Australia (catalogue no.: 5673.055.003)". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 2007-03-11. 
  5. ^ "Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2005-06 (catalogue no.: 3218.0)". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 2007-03-12. 
  6. ^ a b c "Guyra Shire Council". 2008 Election results. Electoral Commission NSW. Retrieved 2009-06-17. [dead link]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 30°12′S 151°40′E / 30.200°S 151.667°E / -30.200; 151.667