City of Ryde

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This article is about the Australian city and local government area. For the suburb, see Ryde, New South Wales.
City of Ryde
New South Wales
Ryde lga sydney.png
Coordinates 33°49′S 151°06′E / 33.817°S 151.100°E / -33.817; 151.100Coordinates: 33°49′S 151°06′E / 33.817°S 151.100°E / -33.817; 151.100
Population 103,038 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 2,534.7/km2 (6,565/sq mi)
Area 40.651 km2 (15.7 sq mi)[2]
Mayor Jerome Laxale (Labor)
Council seat Ryde
Region Metropolitan Sydney
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s) Bennelong
Website City of Ryde
LGAs around City of Ryde:
Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Willoughby
Parramatta City of Ryde Lane Cove
Parramatta Canada Bay Hunter's Hill
City of Ryde Coat of Arms

The City of Ryde is a local government area that services certain suburbs located within the Lower North Shore and Northern Suburbs of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia.

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.

The Mayor of the City of Ryde since September 2015 is Cr. Jerome Laxale, a member of the Australian Labor Party.

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.[3] The outcome of an independent review is expected by mid–2016.

Suburbs and localities in the local government area[edit]

The following suburbs and localities are within the City of 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.[1]

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.[4] 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%).[1][5]

Selected historical census data for Ryde local government area
Census year 2001[4] 2006[5] 2011[1]
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% Decrease 0.49% Decrease 0.48%
Cultural and language diversity
top responses
Australian 17.0%
English 16.9%
Chinese 15.7%
Irish 6.3%
Italian 5.4%
top responses
(other than English)
Mandarin 3.0% Increase 5.9% Increase 8.6%
Cantonese 6.4% Increase 7.0% Increase 7.1%
Korean 2.4% Increase 3.0% Increase 3.9%
Italian 3.5% Decrease 3.1% Decrease 2.8%
Armenian 2.1% Steady 2.1% Decrease 1.9%
Religious affiliation
Religious affiliation,
top responses
Catholic 32.1% Decrease 30.6% Decrease 29.4%
No religion 13.7% Increase 17.4% Increase 22.4%
Anglican 16.9% Decrease 14.2% Decrease 12.0%
Buddhism n/c Increase 3.6% Increase 4.4%
Presbyterian and Reformed 3.9% Decrease 3.8% Steady 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%


Ryde Civic Centre

Current composition and election method[edit]

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:[6][7][8]

Party Councillors
  Liberal Party of Australia 6
  Independents 4
  Australian Labor Party 2
Total 12

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

Ward Councillor Party Notes
Central Ward[6]   Bill Pickering Liberal
  Jeff Salvestro-Martin Labor
  Sarkis Yedelian OAM Liberal
  Denise Pendleton Independent
East Ward[7]   Roy Maggio Liberal Deputy Mayor
  Craig Chung Liberal
  Jane Stott Liberal Declared winner [9] of the East Ward By-election as a result of the resignation of Ivan Petch who resigned in December 2014[10]
  George Simon Labor
West Ward[8]   Artin Etmekdjian Liberal Former Mayor ( 2010-2012 )
  Justin Li Independent Former deputy mayor[11]
  Jerome Laxale Labor Mayor
  Terry Perram Independent

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Ryde (C)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "City Profile". About Ryde. City of Ryde. 30 October 2012. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "Ryde (C)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Ryde (C)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Ryde City Council - Central Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Ryde City Council - East Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Ryde City Council - West Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 16 September 2012. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  9. ^ Bastians, Kate (24 February 2015). "Jane Stott the first female Liberal councillor elected to Ryde Council". Northern District Times. Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  10. ^ 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. 
  11. ^ Patterson, Robbie (25 September 2012). "Ivan Petch elected as Mayor of Ryde, Justin Li is deputy". Northern District Times. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 

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