Inverell Shire

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This article is about the local government area. For the regional town, see Inverell, New South Wales.
Inverell Shire
New South Wales
Inverell LGA NSW.png
Location in New South Wales
Coordinates 29°46′S 151°07′E / 29.767°S 151.117°E / -29.767; 151.117Coordinates: 29°46′S 151°07′E / 29.767°S 151.117°E / -29.767; 151.117
Population 16,703 (2009)[1]
 • Density 1.94086/km2 (5.0268/sq mi)
Area 8,606 km2 (3,322.8 sq mi)
Mayor Paul Harmon (Unaligned)
Council seat Inverell[2]
Region North West Slopes
State electorate(s) Northern Tablelands
Federal Division(s) New England
Website www.inverell.nsw.gov.au
LGAs around Inverell Shire:
Goondiwindi (Qld) Goondiwindi (Qld) Tenterfield
Gwydir Inverell Shire Glen Innes Severn
Gwydir Guyra Guyra

Inverell Shire is a local government area in the North West Slopes region of New South Wales, Australia adjacent to the Macintyre River and the Gwydir Highway.

The Mayor of Inverell Shire Council is Cr. Paul Harmon, who is unaligned with any political party.

Main towns and villages[edit]

The shire includes the town of Inverell and small towns and villages including Gilgai, Stannifer, Elsmore, Bukkulla, Ashford, Bonshaw, Yetman, Wallangra, Graman, Oakwood, Delungra and Mount Russell.

Demographics[edit]

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics there:[3]

  • were 15,949 people as at 30 June 2006, the 82nd largest Local Government Area in New South Wales. It was equal to 0.2% of the New South Wales population of 6,827,694
  • was an increase of 151 people over the year to 30 June 2006, the 75th largest population growth in a Local Government Area in New South Wales. It was equal to 0.3% of the 58,753 increase in the population of New South Wales
  • was, in percentage terms, an increase of 1.0% in the number of people over the year to 30 June 2006, the 50th 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 504 people or 3.3% (0.3% in annual average terms), the 87th 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.

Incomes[edit]

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

  • were 4,587 wage and salary earners (ranked 85th in New South Wales and 270th in Australia, 0.2% of New South Wales's 2,558,415 and less than 0.1% of Australia's 7,831,856)
  • was a total income of $141 million (ranked 90th in New South Wales and 292nd in Australia, 0.1% of New South Wales's $107 billion and less than 0.1% of Australia's $304 billion)
  • was an estimated average income per wage and salary earner of $30,712 (ranked 140th in New South Wales and 466th in Australia, 74% of New South Wales's $41,407 and 79% of Australia's $38,820)
  • was an estimated median income per wage and salary earner of $28,892 (ranked 124th in New South Wales and 423rd in Australia, 81% of New South Wales's $35,479 and 85% of Australia's $34,149).

Council[edit]

Inverell Shire Council chambers

Current composition and election method[edit]

Inverell Shire Council is composed of nine 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:[5]

Party Councillors
  Independents and Unaligned 9
Total 9

The current Council, elected in 2012, in order of election, is:[5]

Councillor Party Notes
  Mal Peters Unaligned
  Anthony Michael Unaligned
  Di Baker Unaligned Deputy Mayor[6]
  Paul Harmon Unaligned Mayor[6]
  Barry Johnston Independent
  Jacki Watts Unaligned
  David Jones Unaligned
  Phillip Girle Unaligned
  Harold Castledine Independent

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2008–09". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 30 March 2010. Retrieved 3 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Inverell Shire Council". Division of Local Government. Retrieved 3 December 2006. 
  3. ^ "Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2005-06 (catalogue no.: 3218.0)". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 12 March 2007. 
  4. ^ "Regional Wage and Salary Earner Statistics, Australia (catalogue no.: 5673.055.003)". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 11 March 2007. 
  5. ^ a b "Gunnedah Shire Council: Election of Councillors". Local Government Elections 2012. Gunnedah Shire Council. September 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Your Representatives". Your Council. Inverell Shire Council. September 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2012.