were 5,503 people as at 30 June 2006, the 125th largest Local Government Area in New South Wales. It was equal to less than 0.1% of the New South Wales population of 6,827,694
was an increase of 60 people over the year to 30 June 2006, the 99th largest population growth in a Local Government Area in New South Wales. It was equal to 0.1% of the 58,753 increase in the population of New South Wales
was, in percentage terms, an increase of 1.1% in the number of people over the year to 30 June 2006, the 41st fastest growth in population of a Local Government Area in New South Wales. In New South Wales the population grew by 0.9%
was an increase in population over the 10 years to 30 June 2006 of 648 people or 13% (1.3% in annual average terms), the 32nd highest rate of a Local Government Area in New South Wales. In New South Wales the population grew by 622,966 or 10% (1.0% in annual average terms) over the same period.
Oberon Shire Council is composed of nine Councillors elected proportionally as a single ward. 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 due to be held on 8 September 2012. However, only nine candidates, being the below, nominated for election. There being no additional candidates, the election was uncontested. The makeup of the Council is as follows: