Bourke Shire is a local government area in the Orana region of New South Wales, Australia. The Shire is located adjacent to the Darling River, which is known as the Barwon River upstream from Bourke; and located adjacent to the Mitchell Highway. The northern boundary of the Shire is located adjacent to the border between New South Wales and Queensland. The Shire is a wool and beef producing area.
Mayor of Bourke Shire Council is Cr. Andrew Lewis, an independent politician.
Main towns and villages [ edit ]
Bourke Shire includes
Bourke and the very small outback towns of Byrock, Enngonia, Fords Bridge, Wanaaring and Louth.
Incomes [ edit ]
According to the
Australian Bureau of Statistics during 2003-04 there: [2 ]
were 1,062 wage and salary earners (ranked 141st in New South Wales and 457th in Australia, less than 0.1% of both New South Wales's 2,558,415 and Australia's 7,831,856)
was a total income of $36 million (ranked 137th in New South Wales and 449th in Australia, less than 0.1% of both New South Wales's $107 billion and Australia's $304 billion)
was an estimated average income per wage and salary earner of $33,611 (ranked 88th in New South Wales and 298th in Australia, 81% of New South Wales's $41,407 and 87% of Australia's $38,820)
was an estimated median income per wage and salary earner of $32,426 (ranked 71st in New South Wales and 235th in Australia, 91% of New South Wales's $35,479 and 95% of Australia's $34,149).
Council [ edit ]
Current composition and election method [ edit ]
Bourke Shire Council is composed of ten
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: [3 ]
The current Council, elected in 2012, in order of election, is:
References [ edit ]