North Sydney Council

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This article is about the local government area. For the suburb, see North Sydney, New South Wales.
North Sydney Council
New South Wales
North sydney lga.png
Coordinates 33°50′S 151°12′E / 33.833°S 151.200°E / -33.833; 151.200Coordinates: 33°50′S 151°12′E / 33.833°S 151.200°E / -33.833; 151.200
Population 62,289 (2011)[1]
 • Density 5,714.6/km2 (14,801/sq mi)
Area 10.9 km2 (4.2 sq mi)
Lord Mayor Jilly Gibson (Independent)
Council seat North Sydney
Region Metropolitan Sydney
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)
Website www.northsydney.nsw.gov.au
LGAs around North Sydney Council:
Willoughby Willoughby Manly
Lane Cove North Sydney Council Mosman
Leichhardt Sydney Woollahra
North Sydney Council signpost at Cammeray

North Sydney Council is a local government area on the lower north shore of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

The area is bounded by Willoughby to the north and north-west, Manly to the north-east, Mosman to the east, Lane Cove to the west and Sydney Harbour to the south. It covers an area of approximately 10.9 square kilometres (4.2 sq mi). The administrative seat of North Sydney Council is located in the suburb of North Sydney, approximately 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) north of the Sydney central business district.

The Mayor of North Sydney Council is Cr. Jilly Gibson, an independent politician.

Suburbs and localities in the local government area[edit]

Suburbs serviced by North Sydney Council are:

Localities serviced by North Sydney Council include:

Demographics[edit]

At the 2011 Census, there were 62,289 people in the North Sydney local government area, of these 47.6% were male and 52.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.2% of the population. The median age of people in the North Sydney Council area was 36 years. Children aged 0 – 14 years made up 11.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.5% of the population. Of people in the area aged 15 years and over, 40.7% were married and 12.1% were either divorced or separated.[1]

Population growth in the North Sydney Council area between the 2001 Census and the 2006 Census was 5.98%; and in the subsequent five years to the 2011 Census, population growth was 6.92%. When compared with total population growth of Australia for the same periods, being 5.78% and 8.32% respectively, population growth in the North Sydney local government area was on par with the national average.[2] The median weekly income for residents within the North Sydney Council area was significantly higher and nearly double the national average.[1][3]

Selected historical census data for North Sydney local government area
Census year 2001[2] 2006[3] 2011[1]
Population Estimated residents on Census night 54,970 58,257 62,289
LGA rank in terms of size within New South Wales 39
% of New South Wales population 0.90% 0.90%
% of Australian population 0.29% Decrease 0.26% Increase 0.29%
Cultural and language diversity
Ancestry,
top responses
English 25.4%
Australian 17.9%
Irish 9.4%
Scottish 7.5%
Chinese 5.7%
Language,
top responses
(other than English)
Cantonese 2.8% Decrease 2.7% Steady 2.7
Mandarin 1.2% Increase 1.7% Increase 2.4%
Japanese 2.2% Steady 2.1% Decrease 1.9%
Spanish n/c Increase 0.7% Increase 1.1%
French 0.7% Steady 0.7% Increase 0.9%
Religious affiliation
Religious affiliation,
top responses
No religion 20.5% Increase 23.0% Increase 28.9%
Catholic 23.9% Decrease 23.3% Decrease 23.0%
Anglican 22.6% Decrease 19.9% Decrease 17.4%
Buddhism n/c Increase 2.9% Increase 3.2%
Uniting Church 3.7% Decrease 3.2% Decrease 2.5%
Median weekly incomes
Personal income Median weekly personal income A$1,010 A$1,216
% of Australian median income 207.8% 210.7%
Family income Median weekly family income A$1,772 A$2,768
% of Australian median income 172.5% 186.9%
Household income Median weekly household income A$2,510 A$2,205
% of Australian median income 214.3% 178.7%

Council[edit]

Current composition and election method[edit]

North Sydney Council is composed of thirteen Councillors, including the Mayor, for a fixed four-year term of office. The Mayor is directly elected while the twelve other Councillors are elected proportionally as four 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:[4][5][6][7][8]

Party Councillors
  Independents and Unaligned 13
Total 13

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

Ward Councillor Party Notes
Mayor[4]   Jilly Gibson Independent
Cremorne Ward[5]   Sarah Burke Independent
  Stephen Barbour Independent
  Danielle Butcher Unaligned
Tunks Ward[6]   MaryAnn Beregi Independent
  Véronique Marchandeau Independent
  Tom Robertson Unaligned
Victoria Ward[7]   Ginny Bevan Independent Elected on Jilly Gibson's ticket
  Michel Reymond Independent
  Tony Carr Independent
Wollstonecraft Ward[8]   Zoë Baker Independent
  Melissa Clare Independent
  Jeff Morris Independent Elected on Zoë Baker's ticket

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "North Sydney (A)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 22 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "North Sydney (A)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "North Sydney (A)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "North Sydney Council - Mayoral Election". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "North Sydney Council - Cremorne Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "North Sydney Council - Tunks Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "North Sydney Council - Victoria Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "North Sydney Council - Wollstonecraft Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 

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