Kyogle Council

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Kyogle Council
New South Wales
Kyogle LGA NSW.png
Location in New South Wales
Coordinates 28°37′30″S 153°00′43″E / 28.625°S 153.012°E / -28.625; 153.012Coordinates: 28°37′30″S 153°00′43″E / 28.625°S 153.012°E / -28.625; 153.012
Population 9,824 (2009)[1]
 • Density 2.7373/km2 (7.0895/sq mi)
Area 3,589 km2 (1,385.7 sq mi)[2]
Council seat Kyogle
Region Northern Rivers
State electorate(s) Lismore [3]
Federal Division(s) Page[4]
Website Kyogle Council
LGAs around Kyogle Council:
Scenic Rim (Qld) Scenic Rim (Qld) Tweed Shire
Tenterfield Kyogle Council Lismore
Tenterfield Clarence Valley Richmond Valley

Kyogle Council is a local government area in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia. The area is located adjacent to the Summerland Way and the North Coast railway line.

The Mayor of Kyogle Council is Councillor Danielle Mulholland, who was elected by her peers in September 2013 and is in her second term in the role. The Deputy Mayor is Councillor John Burley.

Towns and localities[edit]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2006 Census of Population and Housing[5] there were 9,256 usual residents living in the Kyogle local government area. Of this, 4,660 (or 50.3%) were male and 4,596 (or 49.7%) were female.

By age, 21.8% of the population was aged between 0 and 14 years, 62.9% were between 15 and 65, and 15.3% were aged 65 years and older. The median age of persons residing within the Kyogle LGA was 42 years, which is 5 years older than the median age of Australians generally.

The majority of persons living in the Kyogle area (92.8%) are Australian Citizens. 86.4% of residents were born in Australia, followed by England (2.8%), New Zealand (1.4%), Germany (0.8%), United States of America (0.4%) and Scotland (0.3%).

The largest group by religious affiliation is Anglican (23.4%), followed by Roman Catholic (20.7%), No Religion (18.4%), Uniting Church (9.3%) and Presbyterian (or Reformed) (6.1%).

49.3% of the population of the Kyogle local government area were married at the time of the 2006 Census, 29.2% were never married, 14.7% were either divorced or separated and 6.8% were widowed.

Economy[edit]

According to the 2006 Census of Population and Housing, the median individual income was $305 per week (equal to approximately $15,904 per year). The median family income in 2006 was $705 per week (equal to approximately $36,761 per year); and, the median household income in 2006 was $599 per week (equal to approximately $31,234 per year).

There were 3,387 people employed in 2006 (to give an employment to working age population ratio of 0.58), and 385 people unemployed. The most common occupations were Managers (23%); Labourers (16%); and, Professionals (14%). The top 5 industries for employment were Sheep, Beef Cattle and Grain Farming (12.3%); School Education (7.1%); Hospitals (4.5%); Dairy Cattle Farming (3.0%); and, Supermarket and Grocery Stores (2.3%).

Housing[edit]

In the 2006 Census of Population and Housing, the median housing loan repayment was $780 per month. This equated to marginally under 33% of median household income. The median rent in 2006 was $118 per week. This equated to just under 20% of median household income. The average household size was 2.5 persons.

Council[edit]

Current composition and election method[edit]

Kyogle Council is composed of nine Councillors elected proportionally as three separate wards, each electing three Councillors. The 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:[6][7][8]

Party Councillors
  Independents 9
Total 9

The current Council, elected in 2012, in order of election by ward, is:

Ward Councillor Party Notes
A Ward[6]   Chris Simpson Independent
  Janet Wilson Independent
  Ross Brown Independent
B Ward[7]   Maggie Creedy Independent
  Robert Dwyer Independent
  John Burley Independent
C Ward[8]   Lindsay Passfield Independent
  Michael Reardon Independent
  Danielle Mulholland Independent

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (30 March 2010). "Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2008–09". Retrieved 3 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Kyogle Council". Department of Local Government. Retrieved 2006-11-19. 
  3. ^ "Lismore Electoral District". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 19 November 2006. 
  4. ^ "Richmond". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 19 November 2006. 
  5. ^ "Kyogle area". 2006 Census. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 2006. 
  6. ^ a b "Kyogle Council - A Ward: Summary of First Preference and Group Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Election 2012. New South Wales Electoral Commission. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Kyogle Council - B Ward: Summary of First Preference and Group Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Election 2012. New South Wales Electoral Commission. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Kyogle Council - C Ward: Summary of First Preference and Group Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Election 2012. New South Wales Electoral Commission. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 

External links[edit]

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