Municipality of Hunter's Hill

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This article is about the local government area. For the suburb, see Hunters Hill, New South Wales.
Municipality of Hunter's Hill
New South Wales
Hunters Hill lga sydney.png
Coordinates 33°49′S 151°08′E / 33.817°S 151.133°E / -33.817; 151.133Coordinates: 33°49′S 151°08′E / 33.817°S 151.133°E / -33.817; 151.133
Population 13,215 (2011)[1]
 • Density 2,202.5/km2 (5,704/sq mi)
Area 6 km2 (2.3 sq mi)
Mayor Richard Quinn (Independent)[2]
Council seat Hunters Hill
Region Metropolitan Sydney
State electorate(s) Lane Cove
Federal Division(s) North Sydney
Website www.huntershill.nsw.gov.au
LGAs around Municipality of Hunter's Hill:
Ryde Lane Cove Lane Cove
Ryde Municipality of Hunter's Hill North Sydney
Canada Bay Canada Bay Leichhardt

The Municipality of Hunter's Hill is a local government area in the northern suburbs of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia.

At 6 square kilometres (2.3 sq mi), the Municipality is, by area, the smallest local government area in New South Wales.

The Mayor of Hunters Hill is Clr. Richard Quinn, an independent politician.

Suburbs and localities in the local government area[edit]

Suburbs and localities in the Municipality of Hunters Hill are:

Demographics[edit]

At the 2011 Census, there were 13,215 people in the Hunter's Hill local government area, of these 49.5% were male and 50.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.4% of the population. The median age of people in the Municipality of Hunter's Hill was 42 years. Children aged 0 – 14 years made up 19.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 19.3% of the population. Of people in the area aged 15 years and over, 52.3% were married and 8.8% were either divorced or separated.[1]

Population growth in the Municipality of Hunter's Hill between the 2001 Census and the 2006 Census was 5.34% and in the subsequent five years to the 2011 Census, population decreased by 0.20%. When compared with total population growth of Australia for the same periods, being 5.78% and 8.32% respectively, population growth in the Hunter's Hill local government area was significantly lower than the national average.[3] The median weekly income for residents within the Municipality of Hunter's Hill was significantly higher than the national average.[1][4]

Selected historical census data for Hunter's Hill local government area
Census year 2001[3] 2006[4] 2011[1]
Population Estimated residents on Census night 12,570 13,241 13,215
LGA rank in terms of size within New South Wales 86th
% of New South Wales population 0.19%
% of Australian population 0.07% Steady 0.07% Decrease 0.06%
Cultural and language diversity
Ancestry,
top responses
English 23.8%
Australian 22.8%
Irish 10.8%
Scottish 6.4%
Italian 5.1%
Language,
top responses
(other than English)
Cantonese 2.2% Decrease 2.1% Increase 2.5%
Italian 2.8% Decrease 2.6% Decrease 2.5%
Greek 2.3% Decrease 2.2% Decrease 2.1%
Mandarin n/c Increase 1.5% Increase 2.0%
Arabic 0.7% Decrease n/c Increase 0.8%
Religious affiliation
Religious affiliation,
top responses
Catholic 36.5% Increase 36.6% Increase 37.5%
No religion 12.8% Increase 14.6% Increase 18.3%
Anglican 21.5% Decrease 19.8% Decrease 17.9%
Eastern Orthodox 3.8% Decrease 3.7% Increase 3.9%
Uniting Church 3.7% Decrease 3.1% Decrease 2.7%
Median weekly incomes
Personal income Median weekly personal income A$704 A$820
% of Australian median income 151.1% 142.1%
Family income Median weekly family income A$1,815 A$2,715
% of Australian median income 176.7% 183.3%
Household income Median weekly household income A$2,506 A$2,178
% of Australian median income 214.0% 176.5%

Council[edit]

Hunters Hill Town Hall

Current composition and election method[edit]

Hunters Hill Municipal Council is composed of seven Councillors, including the Mayor, for a fixed four-year term of office. The Mayor is directly elected while the six other Councillors are elected proportionally as two separate wards, each electing three Councillors. The most recent election was held on 8 September 2012, and the makeup of the Council, including the Mayor, is as follows:[2][5][6]

Party Councillors
  Independents and Unaligned 7
Total 7

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

Ward Councillor Party Notes
Mayor[2]   Richard Quinn Independent
North Ward[5]   Mark Bennett Independent
  Gary Bird Independent
  Peter Astridge Independent
South Ward[6]   Justine McLaughlin Independent
  Meredith Sheil Independent
  Zac Miles Unaligned

Culture[edit]

The council hosts the Moocooboola Festival and the Food & Wine Fair at Boronia Park.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Hunters Hill (A)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 December 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "The Council of the Municipality of Hunters Hill - Mayoral Election". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 14 September 2012. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "Hunters Hill (A)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 December 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Hunters Hill (A)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 December 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "The Council of the Municipality of Hunters Hill - North Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "The Council of the Municipality of Hunters Hill - South Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 

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