New South Wales
location in NSW
|Population||2,287 (2016 census)|
|• Density||0.105426/km2 (0.27305/sq mi)|
|Area||21,693 km2 (8,375.7 sq mi)|
Balranald Shire is a local government area in the Riverina area of western New South Wales, Australia on the Sturt Highway. It is the location of World Heritage listed Mungo National Park. It includes the towns of Balranald and Euston. Other localities in the Shire include Kyalite, Hatfield, Penarie, Clare and Oxley.
|Selected historical census data for Balranald Shire local government area|
|Population||Estimated residents on census night||2,283||2,287|
|LGA rank in terms of size within New South Wales||127th||126th|
|% of New South Wales population||0.03||0.03|
|% of Australian population||0.01||0.01|
|Cultural and language diversity|
(other than English)
|Presbyterian and Reformed||8.6%||6.9%|
|Median weekly incomes|
|Personal income||Median weekly personal income||A$470||A$624|
|% of Australian median income||81||94|
|Family income||Median weekly family income||A$1126||A$1438|
|% of Australian median income||76||83|
|Household income||Median weekly household income||A$894||A$1174|
|% of Australian median income||72||82|
Current composition and election method
Balranald Shire Council is composed of eight 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 10 September 2016, and the makeup of the council is as follows:
|Independents and Unaligned||6|
The current Council, elected in 2016, in order of election, is:
|Leigh Byron||Independent||Deputy Mayor|
|Steve O'Halloran||National||Member is currently suspended|
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Balranald (A)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 July 2017.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Balranald (A)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 July 2017.
- "Balranald Shire Council: Summary of First Preference Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2016. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 17 September 2016. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
- "Balranald Shire Council » Elected Members". www.balranald.nsw.gov.au. Retrieved 2016-11-04.
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