Municipality of Burwood

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Municipality of Burwood
New South Wales
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Location in Greater Sydney
Coordinates 33°53′S151°06′E / 33.883°S 151.100°E / -33.883; 151.100 Coordinates: 33°53′S151°06′E / 33.883°S 151.100°E / -33.883; 151.100
Population
 • Density5,300/km2 (13,600/sq mi)
Established27 March 1874 (1874-03-27) [3]
Area7 km2 (2.7 sq mi)
MayorJohn Faker (Labor)
Council seat Burwood
Region Metropolitan Sydney
State electorate(s) Strathfield
Federal Division(s)
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Website Municipality of Burwood
LGAs around Municipality of Burwood:
Canada Bay Canada Bay Inner West
Strathfield Municipality of Burwood Inner West
Canterbury-Bankstown Canterbury-Bankstown Inner West

The Municipality of Burwood is a local government area in the inner-west of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia.

Contents

The Mayor of the Municipality is Cr. John Faker, a member of the Labor Party, who was first elected on 8 September 2012.

Suburbs in the local government area

The following suburbs within the Municipality of Burwood are:

The Municipality also includes portions of:

Demographics

At the 2016 census, there were 36,809 people in the Burwood local government area, of these 48.3 per cent were male and 51.7 per cent were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.4 per cent of the population; significantly below the NSW and Australian averages of 2.9 and 2.8 per cent respectively. The median age of people in the Municipality of Burwood was 33 years. Children aged 0 – 14 years made up 13.0 per cent of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.3 per cent of the population. Of people in the area aged 15 years and over, 42.2 per cent were married and 6.0 per cent were either divorced or separated. [1]

Population growth in the Municipality of Burwood between the 2001 census and the 2006 census was 5.26 per cent; and in the subsequent five years to the 2011 census, population growth was 4.84 per cent. At the 2016 census, the population in the Municipality increased by 13.53 per cent. When compared with total population growth of Australia for the same period, being 8.8 per cent, population growth in Burwood local government area was significantly higher than the national average. [4] [5] The median weekly income for residents within the Municipality of Burwood of was generally on par with the national average. [1]

At the 2016 census, the proportion of residents in Burwood local government area who stated their ancestry as Chinese was in excess of seven times the state and national averages; and the proportion of households where an Asian language was spoken at home was approximately eight times higher than the national average. [1]

Selected historical census data for Burwood local government area
Census year2001 [4] 2006 [5] 2011 [6] 2016 [1]
PopulationEstimated residents on census night 29,381Increase2.svg 30,926Increase2.svg 32,423Increase2.svg 36,809
LGA rank in terms of size within New South Wales 57thIncrease2.svg 55th
% of New South Wales population0.46%Increase2.svg 0.49%
% of Australian population0.16%Steady2.svg 0.16%Decrease2.svg 0.15%Increase2.svg 0.16%
Cultural and language diversity
Ancestry,
top responses
Chinese 21.8%Increase2.svg 28.1%
English 9.9%Increase2.svg 9.2%
Australian 10.4%Increase2.svg 8.8%
Italian 8.0%Decrease2.svg 6.8%
Irish 4.6%Decrease2.svg 4.4%
Language,
top responses
(other than English)
Mandarin 5.8%Increase2.svg 10.1%Increase2.svg 12.7%Increase2.svg 20.3%
Cantonese 7.8%Increase2.svg 8.5%Increase2.svg 8.8%Decrease2.svg 8.6%
Italian 7.3%Decrease2.svg 6.5%Decrease2.svg 5.7%Decrease2.svg 4.4%
Korean 5.4%Decrease2.svg 4.7%Decrease2.svg 4.5%Decrease2.svg 3.9%
Arabic 5.7%Decrease2.svg 4.9%Decrease2.svg 4.4%Decrease2.svg 3.7%
Religious affiliation
Religious affiliation,
top responses
No religion, so described12.6%Increase2.svg 16.6%Increase2.svg 21.5%Increase2.svg 32.7%
Catholic 36.9%Decrease2.svg 33.4%Decrease2.svg 30.2%Decrease2.svg 24.6%
Not stated 8.2%
Hinduism n/cn/cIncrease2.svg 7.2%Increase2.svg 7.5%
Buddhism 5.8%Increase2.svg 6.3%Increase2.svg 7.3%Decrease2.svg 6.8%
Median weekly incomes
Personal income Median weekly personal incomeA$403A$490Data
to be
released
in
October
2017
% of Australian median income86.5%Decrease2.svg 84.9%
Family incomeMedian weekly family incomeA$1,071A$1,441
% of Australian median income104.3%Decrease2.svg 97.3%
Household incomeMedian weekly household incomeA$1,194A$1,310
% of Australian median income102.0%Increase2.svg 106.1%

Council

Current composition and election method

Burwood 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 one ward. The most recent election was held on 9 September 2017, and the makeup of the council, including the Mayor, was as follows: [7] [8]

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PartyCouncillors
  Australian Labor Party 4
  Liberal Party of Australia 2
 Independent Community Voice1
Total7

The current Council, elected in 2017, in order of election, is: [7]

CouncillorPartyNotes
 John FakerLaborMayor: 2012–date [8]
 Heather CrichtonLabor
 Joseph Del DucaLiberal
 Lesley Furneaux-CookIndependent Community VoiceMayor: 2008–2009 [9] Deputy Mayor: 2017–date [10]
 George MannahLaborDeputy Mayor: 2016–2017
 Ernest ChanLabor
 Raj DixitLiberal

History

The municipality was incorporated on 27 March 1874. The council chambers in Conder Street were designed by architect Jack Hennessy and built in 1877. Hennessy was later mayor of Burwood. [11]

A 2015 review of local government boundaries by the NSW Government Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal recommended that the Municipality of Burwood merge with adjoining councils. The government proposed a merger of the Burwood, Canada Bay, and Strathfield Councils to form a new council with an area of 41 square kilometres (16 sq mi) and support a population of approximately 163,000. [12] In May 2016 Strathfield Council challenged the proposed merger between Strathfield, Burwood and Canada Bay and commenced proceedings in the New South Wales Land and Environment Court. After the Court heard that there were legal flaws in the report from the State Government appointed delegate who examined the proposal for merging the councils, the NSW Government withdrew from the case and the merger proposal stalled. [13] In July 2017, the Berejiklian government decided to abandon the forced merger of the Strathfield, Burwood and Canada Bay local government areas, along with several other proposed forced mergers. [14]

Heritage listings

The Municipality of Burwood has a number of heritage-listed sites, including the following sites listed on the New South Wales State Heritage Register:

Burwood Council introduce in September 2019 a new bold logo designed to reflect the changes which have made it a vibrant and multicultural destination while retaining its heritage. The new logo design, based on the letter 'B', is divided into six parts for the suburbs of the area: Burwood, Burwood Heights, Croydon, Croydon Park, Enfield and Strathfield. Residents' priorities are represented by the colour scheme: harmony and friendship (pink), trust and stability (light blue), creativity and vibrancy (orange), heritage and heart (red), the natural environment (green) and energy and optimism (yellow). Traditional typeface has been used in keeping with the commitment to heritage. [26]

The previous 'Municipality of Burwood' logo was designed in 1936. [27]

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