City of Ryde
|City of Ryde
New South Wales
Location in Metropolitan Sydney
|Population||103,038 (2011 census)|
|• Density||2,534.7/km2 (6,565/sq mi)|
|Area||40.651 km2 (15.7 sq mi)|
|Mayor||Jerome Laxale (Labor)|
|Website||City of Ryde|
The local government area extends from the Parramatta River to the Lane Cove River which encircles the area in the north, and is bounded in the east by the peninsula of Hunters Hill and the City of Parramatta in the west.
A 2015 review of local government boundaries by the NSW Government Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal recommended that the City of Ryde merge with adjoining councils. The government proposed a merger of the Hunter's Hill, Lane Cove and Ryde Councils to form a new council with an area of 57 square kilometres (22 sq mi) and support a population of approximately 164,000. The outcome of an independent review is expected by mid–2016.
Suburbs and localities in the local government area
The following suburbs and localities are within the City of Ryde:
- Chatswood West
- Denistone East
- Denistone West
- East Ryde
- Eastwood (shared with City of Parramatta Council)
- Gladesville (shared with Municipality of Hunter's Hill)
- Macquarie Centre
- Macquarie Park
- Macquarie University campus
- Melrose Park (shared with City of Parramatta Council)
- North Ryde
- Tennyson Point
- Top Ryde
- West Ryde
At the 2011 Census, there were 103,038 people in the Ryde local government area, of these 48.6% were male and 51.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.3% of the population. The median age of people in the City of Ryde was 36 years. Children aged 0 – 14 years made up 16.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.3% of the population. Of people in the area aged 15 years and over, 50.5% were married and 8.5% were either divorced or separated.
Population growth in the City of Ryde between the 2001 Census and the 2006 Census was 2.87% and in the subsequent five years to the 2011 Census, population growth was 6.28%. When compared with total population growth of Australia for the same periods, being 5.78% and 8.32% respectively, population growth in the Ryde local government area was lower than the national average. The median weekly income for residents within the City of Ryde was on with par with the national average. At the 2011 Census, the Ryde local government area was linguistically diverse, with a significantly higher than average proportion (45.4%) where two or more languages are spoken (national average was 20.4%); and a significantly lower proportion (53.7%) where English only was spoken at home (national average was 76.8%).
|Selected historical census data for Ryde local government area|
|Population||Estimated residents on Census night||94,244||96,948||103,038|
|LGA rank in terms of size within New South Wales|
|% of New South Wales population||1.49%|
|% of Australian population||0.50%||0.49%||0.48%|
|Cultural and language diversity|
(other than English)
|Presbyterian and Reformed||3.9%||3.8%||3.8%|
|Median weekly incomes|
|Personal income||Median weekly personal income||A$528||A$635|
|% of Australian median income||113.3%||110.1%|
|Family income||Median weekly family income||A$1,158||A$1,841|
|% of Australian median income||112.8%||124.3%|
|Household income||Median weekly household income||A$1,486||A$1,466|
|% of Australian median income||126.9%||118.8%|
Current composition and election method
City of Ryde is composed of twelve Councillors elected proportionally as three separate wards, each electing four Councillors. 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:
|Liberal Party of Australia||6|
|Australian Labor Party||2|
The current Council, elected in 2012, in order of election by ward, is:
|Central Ward||Bill Pickering||Liberal|
|Sarkis Yedelian OAM||Liberal|
|East Ward||Roy Maggio||Liberal||Deputy Mayor|
|Jane Stott||Liberal||Declared winner  of the East Ward By-election as a result of the resignation of Ivan Petch who resigned in December 2014|
|West Ward||Artin Etmekdjian||Liberal||Former Mayor ( 2010-2012 )|
|Justin Li||Independent||Former deputy mayor|
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- Bennelong - One of the most notable Indigenous Australians who served as a link between the colony at Port Jackson and the Eora people is buried in present day Putney.
- Karen Moras - Olympic bronze medallist in swimming and world record holder, was born in Ryde in 1954.
- John Robertson - Leader of the Australian Labor Party in New South Wales from 2011 to 2014.
- Aziz Shavershian - Bodybuilder and internet personality, who lived in Eastwood.
- Maria Ann Smith - Credited with producing the Granny Smith apple lived in Eastwood and is buried in Ryde.
- James Squire - Convict brewer, who is claimed to have created Australia's first commercial brewery.
- Hayden Turner - Zookeeper and TV presenter.
- John Watkins - The former Deputy Premier of NSW and Minister for Transport and Finance in NSW.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Ryde (C)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 8 December 2012.
- "City Profile". About Ryde. City of Ryde. 30 October 2012. Retrieved 8 December 2012.
- "Merger proposal: Hunter's Hill Council, Lane Cove Council, City of Ryde Council" (PDF). Government of New South Wales. January 2016. p. 8. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "Ryde (C)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 8 December 2012.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Ryde (C)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 8 December 2012.
- "Ryde City Council - Central Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 22 September 2012.
- "Ryde City Council - East Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 22 September 2012.
- "Ryde City Council - West Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 16 September 2012. Retrieved 22 September 2012.
- Bastians, Kate (24 February 2015). "Jane Stott the first female Liberal councillor elected to Ryde Council". Northern District Times. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
- McKeny, Leesha; Whitbourn, Michaela (1 December 2014). "Ryde former mayor Ivan Petch quits after failing to overturn corruption findings". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
- Patterson, Robbie (25 September 2012). "Ivan Petch elected as Mayor of Ryde, Justin Li is deputy". Northern District Times. Retrieved 12 October 2012.