New South Wales
Location in Metropolitan Sydney
|Population||39,747 (2011) (2011)|
|• Density||2,649.8/km2 (6,863/sq mi)|
|Area||15 km2 (5.8 sq mi)|
|Mayor||Jean Hay AM (Liberal)|
Suburbs in the local government area
At the 2011 Census, there were 39,747 people in the Manly local government area, of these 48.8% were male and 51.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.3% of the population. The median age of people in the Manly Council area was 37 years. Children aged 0 – 14 years made up 18.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.5% of the population. Of people in the area aged 15 years and over, 48.5% were married and 10.3% were either divorced or separated.
Population growth in the Manly Council area between the 2001 Census and the 2006 Census was 1.55% and in the subsequent five years to the 2011 Census, population growth was 7.11%. When compared with total population growth of Australia for the same periods, being 5.78% and 8.32% respectively, population growth in the Manly local government area was lower than the national average. The median weekly income for residents within the Manly Council area was significantly higher than the national average.
|Selected historical census data for Manly local government area|
|Population||Estimated residents on Census night||36,544||37,110||39,747|
|LGA rank in terms of size within New South Wales||57|
|% of New South Wales population||0.57%|
|% of Australian population||0.19%||0.19%||0.18%|
|Cultural and language diversity|
(other than English)
|Presbyterian and Reformed||4.0%||3.5%||2.9%|
|Median weekly incomes|
|Personal income||Median weekly personal income||A$790||A$985|
|% of Australian median income||169.5%||170.7%|
|Family income||Median weekly family income||A$1,705||A$2,649|
|% of Australian median income||166.0%||178.9%|
|Household income||Median weekly household income||A$2,262||A$2,221|
|% of Australian median income||193.2%||180.0%|
Current composition and election method
Manly Council is composed of nine Councillors, including the Mayor, for a fixed four-year term of office. The Mayor is directly elected while the eight other Councillors are elected proportionally as one ward. The most recent election was held on 8 September 2012, and the makeup of the Council, including the Mayor, is as follows:
|Liberal Party of Australia||5|
The current Council, elected in 2012, in order of election, is:
|Barbara Aird||Manly Independents|
|Alan Le Surf||Liberal|
|Cathy Griffin||The Greens|
|Hugh Burns||Manly Independents|
- Taito, Tokyo, Japan – the most active relationship
- Jing'an, China
- Bath, England, United Kingdom
- Oecusse, East Timor
- Huntington Beach, California, United States of America
Manly also has three friendship cities:
Annual goodwill tours between the cities take place, as well as a popular student exchange program for secondary students.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Manly (A)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "Manly (A)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Manly (A)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
- "Manly Council: Summary of First Preference and Group Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 14 September 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2012.
- "Manly Council – Mayoral Election". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2012.
- "Sister City Program". Community Services. Manly Council. 2012. Retrieved 4 November 2012.