Municipality of Hunter's Hill
|Municipality of Hunter's Hill
New South Wales
Location in Metropolitan Sydney
|Population||14,741 (2015 est)|
|• Density||2,202.5/km2 (5,704/sq mi)|
|Area||6 km2 (2.3 sq mi)|
|Mayor||Richard Quinn (Independent)|
|Council seat||Hunters Hill|
|State electorate(s)||Lane Cove|
|Federal Division(s)||North Sydney|
|Website||Municipality of Hunter's Hill|
At 6 square kilometres (2.3 sq mi), the Municipality is, by area, the smallest local government area in New South Wales.
A 2015 review of local government boundaries by the NSW Government Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal recommended that the Municipality of Hunter's Hill 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–2017.
Suburbs and localities in the local government area
Suburbs and localities in the Municipality of Hunters Hill are:
- Gladesville (parts are located within the City of Ryde)
- Hunters Hill
- Huntleys Cove
- Huntleys Point
At the 2011 Census, there were 13,215 people in the Hunter's Hill local government area, of these 49.5% were male and 50.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.4% of the population. The median age of people in the Municipality of Hunter's Hill was 42 years. Children aged 0 – 14 years made up 19.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 19.3% of the population. Of people in the area aged 15 years and over, 52.3% were married and 8.8% were either divorced or separated.
Population growth in the Municipality of Hunter's Hill between the 2001 Census and the 2006 Census was 5.34% and in the subsequent five years to the 2011 Census, population decreased by 0.20%. When compared with total population growth of Australia for the same periods, being 5.78% and 8.32% respectively, population growth in the Hunter's Hill local government area was significantly lower than the national average. The median weekly income for residents within the Municipality of Hunter's Hill was significantly higher than the national average.
|Selected historical census data for Hunter's Hill local government area|
|Population||Estimated residents on Census night||12,570||13,241||13,215|
|LGA rank in terms of size within New South Wales||86th|
|% of New South Wales population||0.19%|
|% of Australian population||0.07%||0.07%||0.06%|
|Cultural and language diversity|
(other than English)
|Median weekly incomes|
|Personal income||Median weekly personal income||A$704||A$820|
|% of Australian median income||151.1%||142.1%|
|Family income||Median weekly family income||A$1,815||A$2,715|
|% of Australian median income||176.7%||183.3%|
|Household income||Median weekly household income||A$2,506||A$2,178|
|% of Australian median income||214.0%||176.5%|
Current composition and election method
Hunters Hill Municipal Council is composed of seven Councillors, including the Mayor, for a fixed four-year term of office. The Mayor is directly elected while the six other Councillors are elected proportionally as two separate wards, each electing three Councillors. The most recent election was held on 8 September 2012, and the makeup of the Council, including the Mayor, is as follows:
|Independents and Unaligned||7|
The current Council, elected in 2012, in order of election by ward, is:
|North Ward||Mark Bennett||Independent|
|South Ward||Justine McLaughlin||Independent|
The council hosts the Moocooboola Festival and the Food & Wine Fair at Boronia Park.
- "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2014–15". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
- "The Council of the Municipality of Hunters Hill - Mayoral Election". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 14 September 2012. Retrieved 21 September 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 (31 October 2012). "Hunters Hill (A)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 December 2012.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "Hunters Hill (A)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 December 2012.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Hunters Hill (A)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 December 2012.
- "The Council of the Municipality of Hunters Hill - North Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 21 September 2012.
- "The Council of the Municipality of Hunters Hill - South Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 21 September 2012.