Tamworth Regional Council

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This article is about the local government area. For the regional city, see Tamworth, New South Wales.
Tamworth Regional Council
New South Wales
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Location in New South Wales
Coordinates 31°05′S 150°55′E / 31.083°S 150.917°E / -31.083; 150.917Coordinates: 31°05′S 150°55′E / 31.083°S 150.917°E / -31.083; 150.917
Population 59,461 (2010)[1]
 • Density 6.01084/km2 (15.56800/sq mi)
Established March 2004
Area 9,892.3 km2 (3,819.4 sq mi)[2]
Mayor Col Murray (Independent)
Council seat Tamworth
Region New England
State electorate(s) Tamworth
Federal Division(s) New England
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Website www.tamworth.nsw.gov.au
LGAs around Tamworth Regional Council:
Narrabri Gwydir Uralla
Gunnedah Tamworth Regional Council Walcha
Liverpool Plains Liverpool Plains Upper Hunter

Tamworth Regional Council is a local government area in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia. The area under administration is located adjacent to the New England Highway and the Main North railway line.

The Mayor of Tamworth Regional Council is Cr. Col Murray, an independent politician.

Towns and villages[edit]

The area includes the city of Tamworth and the towns and villages of Attunga, Barraba, Bendemeer, Dungowan, Duri, Kootingal, Limbri, Manilla, Moonbi, Niangala, Nundle, Somerton, Upper Manilla, Woolbrook and the suburbs of Calala, Coledale, Daruka Estate, East Tamworth, Forest Hills, Hillvue, Kingswood, Nemingha, North Tamworth, Oxley Vale, South Tamworth, Taminda, Tamworth Central Business District, Westdale, West Tamworth.

Demographics[edit]

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics there:[3]

  • were 55,063 people as at 30 June 2006, the 43rd largest Local Government Area in New South Wales. It was equal to 0.8% of the New South Wales population of 6,827,694
  • was an increase of 643 people over the year to 30 June 2006, the 27th largest population growth in a Local Government Area in New South Wales. It was equal to 1.1% of the 58,753 increase in the population of New South Wales
  • was, in percentage terms, an increase of 1.2% in the number of people over the year to 30 June 2006, the 37th 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 2,725 people or 5.2% (0.5% in annual average terms), the 68th 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.

Incomes[edit]

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics during 2003-04 there:[4]

  • were 14,026 wage and salary earners (ranked 58th in New South Wales and 152nd in Australia, 0.5% of New South Wales's 2,558,415 and 0.2% of Australia's 7,831,856)
  • was a total income of $484 million (ranked 59th in New South Wales and 156th in Australia, 0.5% of New South Wales's $107 billion and 0.2% of Australia's $304 billion)
  • was an estimated average income per wage and salary earner of $34,503 (ranked 79th in New South Wales and 260th in Australia, 83% of New South Wales's $41,407 and 89% of Australia's $38,820)
  • was an estimated median income per wage and salary earner of $32,195 (ranked 75th in New South Wales and 249th in Australia, 91% of New South Wales's $35,479 and 94% of Australia's $34,149).

Council[edit]

Tamworth Regional Council chambers, in Tamworth.

Current composition and election method[edit]

Tamworth Regional 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 held on 8 September 2012, and the makeup of the Council is as follows:[5]

Party Councillors
  Independents and Unaligned 9
Total 9

The current Council, elected in 2012, in order of election, is:[5]

Councillor Party Notes
  Col Murray Independent Mayor[6]
  Russell Webb Independent Deputy Mayor[6]
  James Treloar Independent
  Warren Woodley Unaligned
  Helen Tickle Independent
  Tim Coates Unaligned
  Juanita Wilson Independent
  Mark Rodda Unaligned
  Phil Betts Unaligned

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2009–10 - Population/People". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 4 November 2011. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2009–10 - Environment/Energy". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 4 November 2011. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2005-06 (catalogue no.: 3218.0)". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 12 March 2007. 
  4. ^ "Regional Wage and Salary Earner Statistics, Australia (catalogue no.: 5673.055.003)". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 11 March 2007. 
  5. ^ a b "Tamworth Regional Council: Summary of First Preference and Group Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2012. 
  6. ^ a b van Aanholt, Jacqueline (25 September 2012). "Tamworth mayoral team back in the saddle unopposed". The Northern Daily Leader. Retrieved 19 October 2012.