Municipality of Ashfield

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is about the local government area. For the suburb, see Ashfield, New South Wales.
Municipality of Ashfield
New South Wales
Ashfield lga sydney.png
Coordinates 33°53′S 151°08′E / 33.883°S 151.133°E / -33.883; 151.133Coordinates: 33°53′S 151°08′E / 33.883°S 151.133°E / -33.883; 151.133
Population 41,214 (2011)[1]
 • Density 4,971.5/km2 (12,876/sq mi)
Area 8 km2 (3.1 sq mi)
Mayor Lucille McKenna (Labor)[2]
Council seat Ashfield
Region Metropolitan Sydney
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s) Grayndler
Website www.ashfield.nsw.gov.au
LGAs around Municipality of Ashfield:
Canada Bay Canada Bay Leichhardt
Burwood Municipality of Ashfield Marrickville
Canterbury Canterbury Marrickville

The Municipality of Ashfield is a local government area in the Inner West of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) west of the Sydney central business district.

The Mayor of the Municipality is Cr. Lucille McKenna, a Labor politician.[2]

Suburbs[edit]

The municipality comprises:

It also includes parts of:

Demographics[edit]

At the 2011 Census, there were 41,214 people in the Ashfield local government area, of these 48.6% were male and 51.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.6% of the population. The median age of people in the Municipality of Ashfield was 37 years. Children aged 0 – 14 years made up 15.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.4% of the population. Of people in the area aged 15 years and over, 45.1% were married and 10.0% were either divorced or separated.[1]

Population growth in The Municipality of Ashfield between the 2001 Census and the 2006 Census was 1.76%; while in the subsequent five years to the 2011 Census, population growth was 3.90%. When compared with total population growth of Australia for the same periods, being 5.78% and 8.32% respectively, population growth in Ashfield local government area was significantly less than the national average.[3][4] The median weekly income for residents within the Municipality of Ashfield of was generally on par with the national average.[1]

At the 2011 Census, the proportion of residents in Ashfield local government area who stated their ancestry as Chinese was in excess of four times the state and national averages; and the proportion of households where an Asian language was spoken at home was about six times higher than the national average.[1]

Historical census data for Ashfield local government area
Population 2001[3] 2006[4] 2011[1]
Population Estimated residents on Census night 38,981 39,667 41,214
LGA rank in terms of size within New South Wales 54
% of New South Wales population 0.6% 0.60%
% of Australian population 0.21% Decrease 0.20% Decrease 0.19%
Cultural and language diversity
Ancestry,
top responses
English 14.9%
Australian 14.8%
Chinese 13.3%
Italian 8.5%
Irish 6.9%
Language,
top responses
(other than English)
Mandarin 6.1% Increase 8.8% Increase 9.1%
Italian 9.2% Decrease 7.7% Decrease 6.8%
Cantonese 4.9% Steady 4.9% Decrease 4.5%
Nepali n/c n/c Increase 2.7%
Greek 2.6% Decrease 2.4% Decrease 2.3%
Religious affiliation
Religious affiliation,
top responses
Catholic 36.6% Decrease 33.7% Decrease 30.6%
No religion 16.9% Increase 20.9% Increase 25.8%
Anglican 10.5% Decrease 8.8% Decrease 7.8%
Hinduism n/c n/c Increase 5.8%
Buddhism 4.2% Increase 4.7% Increase 5.3%
Median weekly incomes
Personal income Median weekly personal income A$514 A$628
% of Australian median income 108.8%
Family income Median weekly family income A$1,101 A$1,689
% of Australian median income 107.2% 114.0%
Household income Median weekly household income A$1,304 A$1,413
% of Australian median income 111.4% 114.5%

Council[edit]

New Ashfield Civic Centre
The Municipality of Ashfield became a "no war zone" following a 2004 motion.

Current composition and election method[edit]

Ashfield Municipal Council is composed of twelve Councillors elected proportionally as four separate wards, each electing three Councillors. 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 30 September 2013, and the makeup of the Council is as follows:[5][6][7][8]

Party Councillors
  Australian Labor Party 4
  Liberal Party of Australia 4
  Independent 4
Total 12

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

Ward Councillor Party Notes
East Ward[5]   Julie Passas Liberals
  Alex Lofts Labor
  Caroline Stott Independent Deputy Mayor[2]
North East Ward[6]   Ted Cassidy PSM Independent
  Vittoria Raciti Liberals
  Lucille McKenna Labor Mayor[2]
North Ward[7]   Adriano Raiola Liberal
  Monica Wangmann Independent
  Mei Wang Labor
South Ward[8]   Mark Drury Labor
  Max Raiola Liberal
  Morris Mansour Independent

List of past mayors[edit]

Mayor Party Term
  Morris Mansour Independent 2012 - 2013
  Lyall Kennedy Greens 2011 - 2012[9]
  Ted Cassidy PSM Independent 2006 - 2011
  Rae Desmond Jones Labor 2004 - 2006
  Mark Bonanno Labor 1997 - 2004
  Vincent Sicari No Aircraft Noise 1996 - 1997
  Lew Herman Labor 1995 - 1996
  Dr John Ward 1991 - 1995
  Lew Herman Labor 1976 - 1991
  Paul Whelan Labor 1972 - 1976
  Richard Murden Liberal 1967 - 1972

The full list of mayors since 1872 can be found here.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Ashfield (A)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d Murada, Lauren; Murray, Oliver; Hamwi, Omar (26 September 2012). "Marrickville, Ashfield and Leichhardt councils elect new mayors". Inner West Courier. Retrieved 26 September 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "Ashfield (A)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Ashfield (A)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Candidates in Sequence of Election Report: Ashfield Municipal Council: East Ward" (PDF). Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Candidates in Sequence of Election Report: Ashfield Municipal Council: North East Ward" (PDF). Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Candidates in Sequence of Election Report: Ashfield Municipal Council: North Ward" (PDF). Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Candidates in Sequence of Election Report: Ashfield Municipal Council: South Ward" (PDF). Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  9. ^ List of mayors taken from plaques inside Ashfield Council Chambers

External links[edit]