Ballina Shire

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Ballina Shire
New South Wales
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Location in New South Wales
Coordinates 28°50′S153°32′E / 28.833°S 153.533°E / -28.833; 153.533 Coordinates: 28°50′S153°32′E / 28.833°S 153.533°E / -28.833; 153.533
Population44,208 (2018) [1]
 • Density91.15/km2 (236.08/sq mi)
Established1 January 1977 (1977-01-01) [2]
Area485 km2 (187.3 sq mi) [1]
MayorDavid Wright
Council seat Ballina [3]
Region Northern Rivers
State electorate(s) Ballina
Federal Division(s) Page
Richmond
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Website Ballina Shire
LGAs around Ballina Shire:
Lismore Byron Tasman Sea
Lismore Ballina Shire Tasman Sea
Richmond Valley Richmond Valley Tasman Sea

Ballina Shire is a local government area in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia. The Shire was formed on 1 January 1977 by the amalgamation of the Municipality of Ballina and Tintenbar Shire. [2] The Shire is located adjacent to the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Highway. The Council seat is located in the town of Ballina. The population of the Ballina Shire area was 44,208 [1] in June 2018.

Contents

The Mayor of Ballina Shire Council is David Wright, an independent politician.

Towns and localities

Heritage listings

The Ballina Shire has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Demographics

At the 2011 census, there were 39,274 people in the Ballina local government area; of these 48.0 per cent were male and 52.0 per cent were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.1 per cent of the population, which was higher than the national and state averages of 2.5 per cent. The median age of people in the Ballina Shire area was 45 years, which was significantly higher than the national median of 37 years. Children aged 0–14 years made up 17.9 per cent of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 21.5 per cent of the population. Of people in the area aged 15 years and over, 49.8 per cent were married and 14.1 per cent were either divorced or separated. [5]

Population growth in the Ballina Shira area between the 2001 census and the 2006 census was 3.89 per cent; and in the subsequent five years to the 2011 census, population growth was 2.11 per cent. 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 Ballina local government area was significantly lower than the national average. [6] [7] The median weekly income for residents within the Ballina Shire area was significantly lower than the national average. [5]

At the 2011 census, the proportion of residents in the Ballina local government area who stated their ancestry as Australian or Anglo-Saxon exceeded 85 per cent of all residents (national average was 65.2 per cent). In excess of 60% of all residents in the Ballina nominated a religious affiliation with Christianity at the 2011 census, which was significantly higher than the national average of 50.2 per cent. Meanwhile, as at the census date, compared to the national average, households in the Ballina local government area had a significantly lower than average proportion (4.7 per cent) where two or more languages are spoken (national average was 20.4 per cent); and a significantly higher proportion (93.1 per cent) where English only was spoken at home (national average was 76.8 per cent). [5]

Selected historical census data for the Ballina Shire local government area
Census year2001 [6] 2006 [7] 2011 [5] 2016 [8]
PopulationEstimated residents on census night 37,017Increase2.svg 38,461Increase2.svg 39,274Increase2.svg 41,790
LGA rank in terms of size within New South Wales 50thSteady2.svg 50th
% of New South Wales population0.56%
% of Australian population0.20%Steady2.svg 0.19%Steady2.svg 0.18%
Cultural and language diversity
Ancestry,
top responses
English 32.0%
Australian 31.2%
Irish 10.5%
Scottish 8.1%
German 3.1%
Language,
top responses
(other than English)
Italian 0.3%Increase2.svg 0.4%Steady2.svg 0.4%
German 0.3%Steady2.svg 0.3%Steady2.svg 0.3%
Dutch 0.2%Steady2.svg 0.2%Steady2.svg 0.2%
Spanish n/cn/cIncrease2.svg 0.2%
Japanese n/cn/cIncrease2.svg 0.2%
Religious affiliation
Religious affiliation,
top responses
Catholic 25.1%Increase2.svg 25.5%Decrease2.svg 25.1%
Anglican 28.4%Decrease2.svg 26.1%Decrease2.svg 24.2%
No Religion 13.4%Increase2.svg 17.4%Increase2.svg 21.4%
Uniting Church 7.4%Decrease2.svg 6.3%Decrease2.svg 5.6%
Presbyterian and Reformed 6.4%Decrease2.svg 5.6%Decrease2.svg 5.2%
Median weekly incomes
Personal incomeMedian weekly personal incomeA$397A$496
% of Australian median income85.2%Increase2.svg 86.0%
Family incomeMedian weekly family incomeA$1,017A$1,153
% of Australian median income86.8%Decrease2.svg 77.9%
Household income Median weekly household incomeA$779A$930
% of Australian median income75.9%Decrease2.svg 75.4%

Council

Current composition and election method

Ballina Shire Council is composed of ten Councillors, including the Mayor, for a fixed four-year term of office. The Mayor is directly elected while the nine other Councillors are elected proportionally as three separate wards, each electing three Councillors. The most recent election was held on 10 September 2016, and the makeup of the Council, including the Mayor, is as follows: [9] [10] [11] [12]

PartyCouncillors
  Independents 10
Total10

The current Council, elected in 2016, in order of election by ward, is:

WardCouncillorPartyNotes
Mayor David Wright Independent [9]
Ward A Phil Meehan Independent [10]
 Stephen McCarthy Independent
 Nathan Willis Independent
Ward B Jeff Johnson Independent [11]
 Sharon Cadwallader Independent
 Keith Williams Independent
Ward C Ben Smith Independent [12]
 Eoin Johnston Independent
 Sharon Parry Independent

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