Sorell Council

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Sorell Council
Tasmania
Map showing the Sorell local government area.
Coordinates 42°46′51″S 147°41′25″E / 42.7808°S 147.6904°E / -42.7808; 147.6904Coordinates: 42°46′51″S 147°41′25″E / 42.7808°S 147.6904°E / -42.7808; 147.6904
Population 14,414 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density 24.7/km2 (64/sq mi)
Established 1 January 1862
Area 582.6 km2 (224.9 sq mi)
Mayor Kerry Vincent
Council seat Sorell
Region Sorell and surrounds
State electorate(s) Lyons
Federal Division(s) Lyons
Sorrell Council Logo.svg
Website Sorell Council
LGAs around Sorell Council:
Southern Midlands Glamorgan Spring Bay Glamorgan Spring Bay
Clarence Sorell Council Tasman Sea
Clarence Frederick Henry Bay Tasman
Map showing Sorell LGA in Tasmania

Sorell Council is a local government body in Tasmania, situated in the south-east of the state. The Sorell local government area is classified as rural and has a population of 14,414, the major centres of the region include Dodges Ferry, Dunalley, Primrose Sands and the principal town of Sorell.

History and attributes[edit]

The Sorell Municipal Council was established on 1 January 1862.[2] Sorell is classified as rural, agricultural and very large (RAV) under the Australian Classification of Local Governments.[3]

Marion Bay, on the council's east coast, is host to the Tasmanian Falls Festival, an annual event first held in Tasmania on New Year's Eve in December 2003.

Suburbs[4][edit]

Suburb Census population 2011 Reason
Shark Point Incl. in Penna
Midway Point 2598
Penna 403
Sorell 2476
Forcett 635
Lewisham 881
Dodges Ferry 2319
Carlton 1241
Primrose Sands 934
Carlton River Incl. in Connellys Marsh
Connellys Marsh 179 Includes Carlton River
Dunalley 274
Boomer Bay 199 Includes Marion Bay
Marion Bay Incl. in Boomer Bay
Bream Creek Incl. in Kellevie
Nugent Incl. in Wattle Hill
Wattle Hill 334 Includes Nugent, Pawleena
Pawleena Incl. in Wattle Hill
Orielton 345
Copping Incl. in Kellevie
Kellevie 417 Includes Copping, Bream Creek
Total 13325
(41) Variance
Local government total 13,194 Gazetted Sorell Council Local Government Area

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Sorell (M)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 November 2017.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Agency Details: Sorell Municipal Council". search.archives.tas.gov.au. Tasmanian Government. Retrieved 11 June 2018. 
  3. ^ "Local government national report 2014-2015". regional.gov.au. Australian Government. Retrieved 8 June 2018. 
  4. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics. "2011 Census QuickStats". Retrieved 29 May 2016. 

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