New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
|Population||16,075 (2011 census)|
|• Density||1.86788/km2 (4.8378/sq mi)|
|Area||8,606 km2 (3,322.8 sq mi)|
|Mayor||Paul Harmon (Unaligned)|
|Region||North West Slopes|
|State electorate(s)||Northern Tablelands|
|Federal Division(s)||New England|
Main towns and villages
At the 2011 census, there were 16,075 people in the Inverell local government area, of these 49.1 per cent were male and 50.9 per cent were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 6.5 per cent of the population which is approximately two-and-a-half times above both the national and state averages of 2.5 per cent. The median age of people in the Inverell Shire was 41 years; slightly higher than the national median of 37 years. Children aged 0 – 14 years made up 21.3 per cent of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 19.2 per cent of the population. Of people in the area aged 15 years and over, 51.3 per cent were married and 11.8 per cent were either divorced or separated.
Between the 2001 census and the 2011 census the Inverell Shire experienced nominal population growth in both absolute and real terms. When compared with total population growth of Australia for the same periods, being 5.78 per cent and 8.32 per cent respectively, population growth in the Inverell local government area was significantly lower than the national average. The median weekly income for residents within the Inverell Shire was significantly below the national average.
At the 2011 census, the proportion of residents in the Inverell local government area who stated their ancestry as Australian or Anglo-Saxon exceeded 88 per cent of all residents (national average was 65.2 per cent). In excess of 68 per cent of all residents in the Inverell Shire nominated a religious affiliation with Christianity at the 2011 census, which was higher than the national average of 50.2 per cent. Meanwhile, as at the census date, compared to the national average, households in the Inverell local government area had a significantly lower than average proportion (3.2 per cent) where two or more languages are spoken (national average was 20.4 per cent); and a significantly higher proportion (94.5 per cent) where English only was spoken at home (national average was 76.8 per cent).
Selected historical census data
|Selected historical census data for Inverell Shire local government area|
|Population||Estimated residents on Census night||15,020||15,510||16,075|
|LGA rank in terms of size within New South Wales||82nd|
|% of New South Wales population||0.23%|
|% of Australian population||0.08%||0.08%||0.07%|
|Cultural and language diversity|
(other than English)
|Presbyterian and Reformed||9.0%||8.2%||7.5%|
|Median weekly incomes|
|Personal income||Median weekly personal income||A$352||A$430|
|% of Australian median personal income||75.5%||74.5%|
|Family income||Median weekly family income||A$840||A$963|
|% of Australian median family income||71.7%||65.0%|
|Household income||Median weekly household income||A$642||A$792|
|% of Australian median household income||62.5%||64.2%|
Current composition and election method
Inverell Shire Council is composed of nine 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:
|Independents and Unaligned||9|
The current Council, elected in 2012, in order of election, is:
|Di Baker||Unaligned||Deputy Mayor|
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Inverell (A)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
- "Inverell Shire Council". Division of Local Government. Retrieved 3 December 2006.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "Inverell (A)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Inverell (A)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
- "Gunnedah Shire Council: Election of Councillors". Local Government Elections 2012. Gunnedah Shire Council. September 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
- "Your Representatives". Your Council. Inverell Shire Council. September 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2012.