City of Albury

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City of Albury
New South Wales
Albury LGA NSW.png
Location in New South Wales
Coordinates 36°03′S146°57′E / 36.050°S 146.950°E / -36.050; 146.950 Coordinates: 36°03′S146°57′E / 36.050°S 146.950°E / -36.050; 146.950
Population53,767 (2018) [1]
 • Density175.767/km2 (455.23/sq mi)
Established1946
Area305.9 km2 (118.1 sq mi) [1]
MayorKevin Mack (Independent)
Council seat Albury [2]
Region Riverina / South West Slopes
State electorate(s) Albury
Federal Division(s) Farrer
Albury City logo.svg
Website City of Albury
LGAs around City of Albury:
Greater Hume Greater Hume Greater Hume
Greater Hume City of Albury Greater Hume
Wodonga (Vic) Wodonga (Vic) Wodonga (Vic)

The City of Albury is a local government area in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia. The area covers 305.9 square kilometres (118.1 sq mi) to the north of the Murray River. The area extends around 10 to 12 kilometres (6.2 to 7.5 mi) east and west along the river from the centre of Albury and up to 20 kilometres (12 mi) north. The population of the City of Albury area was 53,767 [1] in June 2018.

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Albury is located 460 kilometres (290 mi) to the south–west of Sydney and 260 kilometres (160 mi) to the north–east of Melbourne. The national Hume Highway passes through the area. Other major road transport links include the Riverina Highway that commences east of Albury and runs west to Deniliquin; and north of Albury, the Olympic Highway connects Albury with Cowra. The city forms a major crossing point of the Murray River and also the railway junction of the Main Southern line with the North East line.

Albury was declared a municipality in 1859 and proclaimed a city in 1946. [3]

The Mayor of the City of Albury is Cr. Kevin Mack, an independent politician. [4]

Suburbs within the local government area

Suburbs within the City of Albury are:

Demographics

At the 2011 Census, there were 47,810 people in the Albury local government area, of these 48.3% were male and 51.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.3% of the population. The median age of people in the City of Albury area was 37 years. Children aged 0 – 14 years made up 19.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.2% of the population. Of people in the area aged 15 years and over, 46.1% were married and 12.5% were either divorced or separated. [5]

Population growth in the City of Albury Council area between the 2001 Census and the 2006 Census was 9.38%; and in the subsequent five years to the 2011 Census was 3.30%. When compared with total population growth of Australia for the same periods, being 5.78% and 8.32% respectively, population growth in the Albury local government area was generally on par with the national average. [6] The median weekly income for residents within the City of Albury area was slightly below the national average. [5] [7]

At the 2011 Census, the proportion of residents in the Albury local government area who stated their ancestry as Australian or Anglo-Saxon exceeded 77% of all residents (national average was 65.2%). In excess of 58% of all residents in the City of Albury area nominated a religious affiliation with Christianity at the 2011 Census, which was slightly higher than the national average of 50.2%. Meanwhile, as at the Census date, compared to the national average, households in the Albury local government area had a significantly lower than average proportion (6.8%) where two or more languages are spoken (national average was 20.4%); and a significantly higher proportion (90.4%) where English only was spoken at home (national average was 76.8%). [5]

Selected historical census data for Albury local government area
Census year2001 [6] 2006 [7] 2011 [5] 2016 [8]
PopulationEstimated residents on census night 42,314Increase2.svg 46,282Increase2.svg 47,810Increase2.svg 51,076
LGA rank in terms of size within New South Wales 45thIncrease2.svg 44th
% of New South Wales population0.69%Decrease2.svg 0.68%
% of Australian population0.23%Steady2.svg 0.23%Decrease2.svg 0.22%Steady2.svg 0.22%
Cultural and language diversity
Ancestry,
top responses
English29.3%Decrease2.svg 28.8%
Australian30.4%Decrease2.svg 28.5%
Irish10.0%Increase2.svg 10.2%
Scottish 7.8%Increase2.svg 8.1%
German5.8%Decrease2.svg 5.5%
Language,
top responses
(other than English)
Nepali n/cSteady2.svg n/cIncrease2.svg 0.5%Increase2.svg 1.0%
Punjabi n/cSteady2.svg n/cSteady2.svg n/cIncrease2.svg 0.5%
Mandarin n/cSteady2.svg n/cSteady2.svg n/cIncrease2.svg 0.3%
Greek 0.4%Steady2.svg 0.4%Steady2.svg 0.4%Decrease2.svg 0.3%
Hindi n/cSteady2.svg n/cIncrease2.svg 0.2%Increase2.svg 0.3%
Religious affiliation
Religious affiliation,
top responses
No Religion 12.5%Increase2.svg 16.4%Increase2.svg 19.9%Increase2.svg 27.5%
Catholic 29.0%Decrease2.svg 28.9%Decrease2.svg 28.4%Decrease2.svg 25.6%
Anglican 24.3%Decrease2.svg 22.4%Decrease2.svg 20.4%Decrease2.svg 16.9%
Not Statedn/cSteady2.svg n/cSteady2.svg n/cIncrease2.svg 9.2%
Uniting Church 7.2%Decrease2.svg 6.3%Decrease2.svg 5.5%Decrease2.svg 4.2%
Median weekly incomes
Personal incomeMedian weekly personal incomeA$452A$558A$642
% of Australian median income97.0%Decrease2.svg 96.7%Increase2.svg 97.0%
Family incomeMedian weekly family incomeA$919A$1,360A$1,532
% of Australian median income89.5%Increase2.svg 91.8%Decrease2.svg 88.4%
Household incomeMedian weekly household incomeA$1,137A$1,025A$1,185
% of Australian median income97.1%Decrease2.svg 83.1%Decrease2.svg 82.4%

Council

Current composition and election method

Albury City 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 10 September 2016, and the makeup of the council is as follows: [9]

PartyCouncillors
  Independents and Unaligned7
  The Greens 1
  Country Labor 1
Total9

The current Council, elected in 2016, in order of election, is: [9]

CouncillorPartyNotes
 Kevin Mack Independent Mayor
 Alice GlachanIndependent
 Amanda Cohn Greens Deputy Mayor
 Henk Van de VenIndependent
 John StuchberyIndependentElected on Kevin Mack's ticket
 Darren Cameron Country Labor
 David ThurleyIndependent
 Murray KingIndependentElected on Kevin Mack's ticket
 Graham DockseyIndependentElected on Alice Glachan's ticket

Sister city

The City of Albury has a sister city with:

See also

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