Tenterfield Shire

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Tenterfield Shire
New South Wales
Tenterfield LGA NSW.png
Location in New South Wales
Coordinates 29°03′09″S 152°01′07″E / 29.05250°S 152.01861°E / -29.05250; 152.01861Coordinates: 29°03′09″S 152°01′07″E / 29.05250°S 152.01861°E / -29.05250; 152.01861
Population 7,024 (2009)[1]
 • Density 0.95799/km2 (2.4812/sq mi)
Area 7,332 km2 (2,830.9 sq mi)
Mayor Peter Petty (Unaligned)
Council seat Tenterfield[2]
Region New England
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s) New England
Website www.tenterfield.nsw.gov.au
LGAs around Tenterfield Shire:
Southern Downs (Qld) Southern Downs (Qld) Kyogle
Inverell Tenterfield Shire Richmond Valley
Glen Innes Severn Glen Innes Severn Clarence Valley

Tenterfield Shire is a local government area located in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia. The Shire is situated adjacent to the New England Highway.

The Mayor of the Tenterfield Shire Council is Cr. Peter Petty, an unaligned politician.

Main towns, villages and localities[edit]

The Shire includes the town of Tenterfield and villages including Drake, Jennings, Liston, Legume, Bolivia, Sandy Flat, Stannum, Torrington, Urbenville and Mingoola.

Demographics[edit]

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

  • were 6,909 people as at 30 June 2006, the 117th largest Local Government Area in New South Wales. It was equal to 0.1% of the New South Wales population of 6,827,694
  • was an increase of 87 people over the year to 30 June 2006, the 90th 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 1.3% in the number of people over the year to 30 June 2006, the 32nd 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 229 people or 3.4% (0.3% in annual average terms), the 84th 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 Statistics[4] during 2003-04, there:

  • were 1,663 wage and salary earners (ranked 124th in New South Wales and 403rd in Australia, 0.1% of New South Wales's 2,558,415 and less than 0.1% of Australia's 7,831,856)
  • was a total income of around $49 million (ranked 126th in New South Wales and 410th in Australia, less than 0.1% of New South Wales's $107 billion and less than 0.1% of Australia's $304 billion)
  • was an estimated average income per wage and salary earner of $29,690 (ranked 161st in New South Wales and 539th in Australia, 72% of New South Wales's $41,407 and 76% of Australia's $38,820)
  • was an estimated median income per wage and salary earner of $27,824 (ranked 150th in New South Wales and 503rd in Australia, 78% of New South Wales's $35,479 and 81% of Australia's $34,149).

Council[edit]

Tenterfield Shire Council, Rouse Street, Tenterfield.

Current composition and election method[edit]

Tenterfield Shire Council is composed of ten Councillors elected proportionally as five separate wards, each electing two Councillors. All Councillors are elected for a fixed four-year term of office. The Mayor is 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][6][7][8][9]

Party Councillors
  Independent and Unaligned 10
Total 10

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

Ward Councillor Party Notes
Ward A[5]   Peter Petty Unaligned Mayor[10]
  Gary Verri Independent
Ward B[6]   Tom Peters Unaligned
  Blair Maxwell Independent
Ward C[7]   Brian Murray Independent
  Mary Leahey Independent
Ward C[8]   Carol Schiffmann Unaligned
  Don Forbes Independent
Ward C[9]   Toni Hull Independent
  Michale Petrie Unaligned

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (30 March 2010). "Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2008–09". Retrieved 3 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Tenterfield Shire Council". Department of Local Government. Retrieved 2 December 2006. 
  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 12 March 2007. 
  5. ^ a b "Tenterfield Council - A Ward: Summary of First Preference Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Tenterfield Council - B Ward: Summary of First Preference Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Tenterfield Council - C Ward: Summary of First Preference Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Tenterfield Council - D Ward: Summary of First Preference Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "Tenterfield Council - E Ward: Summary of First Preference Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  10. ^ "Our line-up". Tenterfield Star. 3 October 2012. Retrieved 12 October 2012.