City of Monash

Coordinates: 37°53′S 145°10′E / 37.883°S 145.167°E / -37.883; 145.167
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City of Monash
Victoria
Location of Monash within the Melbourne metropolitan area.
Population200,077 (2018)[1] (29th)
 • Density2,454.9/km2 (6,358/sq mi)
Established1994
Area81.5 km2 (31.5 sq mi)[1]
MayorTina Samardzija
Council seatGlen Waverley
RegionGreater Melbourne
State electorate(s)
Federal division(s)
Website[[1] City of Monash]
LGAs around City of Monash:
Boroondara Whitehorse Maroondah
Stonnington City of Monash Knox
Glen Eira Kingston Dandenong

The City of Monash is a local government area in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne with an area of 81.5 square kilometres and a population of 200,077 people in 2016.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Monash has a diverse population, with 45% of its residents born overseas (compared to 29.0% across Melbourne),[2] coming from more than 30 countries,[3] with significant Chinese, UK, Greek, Indian, Malaysian and Sri Lankan populations.[2] 42.4% of residents own their own home outright, compared to 33.1% in Melbourne,[4] and 37.3% across Australia.[5] The city is well educated, with 25.1% having a bachelor or higher degree (compared to 19.6% across Melbourne.[6]

Selected historical census data for City of Monash Council local government area
Census Year 2006 2011[7] 2016[8]
Population Estimated residents on census night 169,280 182,618
% of Victoria population 3.08%
% of Australian population 0.8%
Cultural and language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Chinese 19.6%
English 14.7%
Australian 12.7%
Greek 5.7%
Indian 5.5%
Language, top responses (other than English) Mandarin 14.7%
Greek 5.7%
Cantonese 4.8%
Sinhalese 2.5%
Italian 2.1%
Religious affiliation
Religious affiliation, top responses No religion, so described 31.4%
Catholic 18.9%
Not stated 8.2%
Eastern Orthodox 7.3%
Buddhism 6.8%
Median weekly incomes
Personal income Median weekly personal income A$569
% of Australian median income 85.95%
Family income Median weekly family income A$1,809
% of Australian median income 104.33%
Household income Median weekly household income A$1,512
% of Australian median income 105.15%

History[edit]

The City of Monash was once hunting grounds for the Bunurong people. The City of Monash, named after World War I commander Sir John Monash[9] and the local Monash University (established 1958), was created on 15 December 1994 when the state government amalgamated local councils all over Victoria, merging a substantial portion of the former City of Oakleigh with the whole of the former City of Waverley.[10]

Townships and localities[edit]

At the 2021 census, the city had a population of 190,397 up from 182,618 at the 2016 census.[11]

Population
Locality 2016 2021
Ashwood 6,886 7,154
Burwood^ 15,019 15,147
Chadstone 8,641 9,552
Clayton 19,358 18,988
Glen Waverley 40,327 42,642
Hughesdale 7,556 7,563
Huntingdale 1,862 1,949
Mount Waverley 33,611 35,340
Mulgrave 19,368 19,889
Notting Hill 3,050 2,895
Oakleigh 7,893 8,442
Oakleigh East 6,444 6,804
Oakleigh South^ 9,261 9,851
Wheelers Hill 19,753 20,652

^ - Territory divided with another LGA

Councillors[edit]

Current[edit]

Party Councillors
  Labor 7
  Greens 2
  Independent 1
  Liberal 1
Total 11
Ward Councillor Party
Glen Waverley   Geoff Lake Labor
  Nicky Luo Labor
Mount Waverley   Rebecca Paterson Labor
  Brian Little Labor
  Anjalee de Silva Greens
Mulgrave   Paul Kilsaris Labor
Shane McCluskey Independent
Tina Samardzija Labor
Oakleigh
Theo Zographos Liberal
  Josh Fergeus Greens
  Stuart James Labor

2020 election results[edit]

2020 Victorian local elections: Monash
Party Votes % Swing Seats Change
  Independent Labor 44,343 45.71 7
  Burwood Liberals 20,167 20.79 1
  Independent 14,907 15.37 2
  Greens 11,314 11.66 1
  Independent Liberal 4,154 4.28 0
  Sustainable Australia 2,122 2.19 0 Steady
 Formal votes 97,007 95.02
 Informal votes 5,080 4.98
 Total 102,087 100.00 11
 Registered voters / turnout 120,823 84.49

Past Monash councillors[edit]

Single-member wards (1997−2005)[edit]

Year Central Damper Huntingdale Jell Napier University Warrigal Wellington
Councillor Councillor Councillor Councillor Councillor Councillor Councillor Councillor
1997   Matthew Evans (Independent)   Tom Morrissey (Independent)   Nick Gregory (Independent)   Gill Clare (Independent)   Peter Holdsworth (Independent)   Peter Vlahos (Liberal)   Jack Davis (Independent)   Kathy Magee (Independent)
2000   Felicity Smith (Independent)   Peter Holdsworth (Independent)   Geoff Lake (Labor)   Paul Klisaris (Labor)
2003   Ross Smith (Independent)   Joy Banerji (Labor)   Steve Dimopoulos (Labor)   Peter McCall (Independent)   Brian Little (Labor)   Vicki Bouziotis (Independent)   Jeanne Solity (Independent)

Multi-member wards (2005−2024)[edit]

Glen Waverley Ward
Year Councillor Party Councillor Party
2005   Geoff Lake Labor   Dane Manzie Independent
2008   Greg Male Independent
2012   Katrina Nolan Independent
2016   Lynette Saloumi Independent
2018   Sustainable Australia
2020   Nicky Luo Labor
Mount Waverley Ward
Year Councillor Party Councillor Party Councillor Party
2005   Joy Banerji Labor   Tom Morrissey Independent   Ryan Brown Independent
2008   Jieh-Yung Lo Independent
2012   Brian Little Labor
2013   Rebecca Paterson Labor
2016   MT Pang Tsoi Liberal
2020   Anjalee de Silva Greens
Mulgrave Ward
Year Councillor Party Councillor Party Councillor Party
2005   Paul Klisaris Labor   Charlotte Baines Independent   Craig Shiell Independent
2008   Micaela Drieberg Independent
2012   Robert Davies Liberal
2016   John Sharkey Independent
2016   Paul Klisaris Labor   Shane McCluskey Independent
2020   Tina Samardzija Labor
Oakleigh Ward
Year Councillor Party Councillor Party Councillor Party
2005   Steve Dimopoulos Labor   Denise McGill Liberal   Gerry Kottek Independent
2008   Stefanie Perri Labor
2012   Theo Zographos Liberal   Bill Pontikis Independent
2014   Stefanie Perri Labor
2016   Nga Hosking Labor
2016   Stuart James Labor   Josh Fergeus Greens
2020

Election results[edit]

2020 Monash local election: Party totals
Party Votes % Swing Seats Change
  Independent Labor 44,343 45.71 7
  Burwood Liberals 20,167 20.79 1
  Independent 14,907 15.37 2
  Greens 11,314 11.66 1
  Independent Liberal 4,154 4.28 0
  Sustainable Australia 2,122 2.19 0 Steady
 Formal votes 97,007 95.02
 Informal votes 5,080 4.98
 Total 102,087 100.00 11
 Registered voters / turnout 120,823 84.49

List of mayors of Monash[edit]

Party Mayor Term
  Liberal Peter Vlahos 1997–1998
  Independent Gill Clare 1998–1999
  Independent Peter Holdsworth 1999–2000
  Independent Matthew Evans 2000–2001
  Independent Tom Morrissey 2001–2002
  Labor Geoff Lake 2002–2003
  2003–2004
  Labor Joy Banerji 2004[a]
  Labor Steve Dimopoulos 2004–2005
  Labor Joy Banerji 2005–2006
  Independent Tom Morrissey 2006–2007
  Labor Paul Klisari 2007–2008
  2008–2009
  Independent Charlotte Baines 2009–2010
  Labor Greg Male 2010–2011
  Labor Stefanie Perri 2011–2012
  Labor Micaela Drieberg 2012–2013
  Labor Geoff Lake 2013–2014
  Labor Paul Klisaris 2014–2015
  Labor Stefanie Perri 2015–2016
  Labor Geoff Lake 2016[b]
  Labor Rebecca Paterson 2016–2017
  Labor Paul Klisaris 2017–2018
  Independent Shane McCluskey 2018–2019
  Labor Stuart James 2019–2020
  Labor Brian Little 2020–2021
  Labor Stuart James 2021–2022
  Labor Tina Samardzija 2022–

Schools[edit]

State[edit]

There are 27 primary and 9 secondary state-based schools in the city of Monash.[12]

Private[edit]

Museum of Australian Photography (MAPh)[edit]

The Museum of Australian Photography (MAPh) whose collection had over 3,800 photographs reflecting the history and development of Australian photographic practice from the 19th century to today. The collection is diverse and includes many iconic images and the work of photographers recognised as nationally significant.[13]

Speak the Wind, an exhibition of photographs by Hoda Afshar, took place from 29 April to 22 May 2022, as one of a series of official exhibitions of PHOTO 2022: International Festival of Photography, taking place in Melbourne and regional Victoria.[14] Afshar published a book of the same name in 2021, which includes an essay by Michael Taussig[15] and documents the landscapes and people of the islands of Hormuz, Qeshm, and Hengam, in the Persian Gulf off the south coast of Iran.[16][17][18]

Sporting Teams[edit]

Soccer[edit]

Australian Rules[edit]

Netball[edit]

Public Libraries[edit]

  • Monash Public Library Service provides library service through six branch libraries: Clayton, Glen Waverley, Mount Waverley, Mulgrave, Oakleigh and Wheelers Hill, as well as a Home Library Service.[citation needed]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ From 1996 until 2004, the annual election of the mayor for the following 12 months occurred in March. New legislation effective from 2004 onwards changed the date of the election of the mayor to November or December. There was a truncated transitional term of office from March to November 2004.
  2. ^ Lake served as mayor from April until October in 2016 to take over from Stefanie Perri, who resigned to contest Chisholm at the 2016 federal election.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2017-18: Population Estimates by Local Government Area (ASGS 2018), 2017 to 2018". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 25 October 2019. Estimated resident population, 30 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Community profile - City of Monash - profile.id". Archived from the original on 23 April 2009. Retrieved 12 December 2008.
  3. ^ "Profile - City of Monash". www.monash.vic.gov.au. Archived from the original on 30 April 2007. Retrieved 22 May 2022.
  4. ^ "Community profile - City of Monash - profile.id". Archived from the original on 23 April 2009. Retrieved 12 December 2008.
  5. ^ "4130.0.55.001 - Housing Occupancy and Costs, Australia, 2005-06". 31 October 2007.
  6. ^ "Community profile - City of Monash - profile.id". Archived from the original on 23 April 2009. Retrieved 12 December 2008.
  7. ^ "2011 Census QuickStats: Monash (C)". www.censusdata.abs.gov.au. Archived from the original on 10 October 2012. Retrieved 26 September 2023.
  8. ^ "2016 Census QuickStats: Monash (C)". www.censusdata.abs.gov.au. Archived from the original on 5 March 2018. Retrieved 26 September 2023.
  9. ^ "Sir John Monash". City of Monash. Retrieved 13 May 2020.
  10. ^ "Monash City". Victorian Places. Retrieved 13 May 2020.
  11. ^ "Census | Australian Bureau of Statistics". www.abs.gov.au. 11 January 2023.
  12. ^ "State Schools - City of Monash". Archived from the original on 6 December 2008. Retrieved 28 November 2008.
  13. ^ "About our collection". www.mga.org.au. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  14. ^ "Speak the Wind". MGA: the Australian home of photography. 11 February 2022. Retrieved 14 February 2022.
  15. ^ Afshar, Hoda; Taussig, Michael (2021). Speak the Wind. Photographs by Hoda Afhsar; essay by Michael Taussig. London: Mack. ISBN 978-1-913620-18-9.
  16. ^ Boetker-Smith, Daniel; Afshar, Hoda. "Speak the Wind - Book review". LensCulture. Photographs by Hoda Afshar. Retrieved 14 February 2022.
  17. ^ Colberg, Jörg (16 August 2021). "Speak The Wind". Conscientious Photography Magazine. Retrieved 14 February 2022.
  18. ^ Grieve, Michael (19 July 2021). "Hoda Afshar captures the wind and rituals of the islands in the Strait of Hormuz". 1854 Photography. Retrieved 14 February 2022.

External links[edit]

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