New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
|• Density||1.00407/km2 (2.60052/sq mi)|
|Area||13,031 km2 (5,031.3 sq mi)|
|Mayor||Cathy Redding (Independent)|
|Region||North West Slopes|
Towns and localities
The Narrabri Shire has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- Narrabri, Bowen Street: Narrabri Gaol and Residence
At the 2011 census, there were 12,925 people in the Narrabri local government area, of these 50.1 per cent were male and 49.9 per cent were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 10.7% of the population which is more than four times higher than both the national and state averages. The median age of people in the Narrabri Shire was 39 years; slightly higher than the national median of 37 years. Children aged 0 – 14 years made up 22.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.7% of the population. Of people in the area aged 15 years and over, half were married and 10.3% were either divorced or separated.
Between the 2001 census and the 2011 census the Narrabri Shire experienced negative population growth in both absolute and real terms. When compared with total population growth of Australia for the same periods, being 5.78% and 8.32% respectively, population growth in the Narrabri local government area was significantly lower than the national average. The median weekly income for residents within the Narrabri Shire was significantly below the national average.
At the 2011 census, the proportion of residents in the Narrabri local government area who stated their ancestry as Australian or Anglo-Saxon exceeded 88% of all residents (national average was 65.2%). In excess of 80% of all residents in the Narrabri Shire nominated a religious affiliation with Christianity at the 2011 census, which was significantly higher than the national average of 50.2%. Meanwhile, as at the census date, compared to the national average, households in the Narrabri local government area had a significantly lower than average proportion (2.3%) where two or more languages are spoken (national average was 20.4%); and a significantly higher proportion (93.6%) where English only was spoken at home (national average was 76.8%).
|Selected historical census data for Narrabri Shire local government area|
|Population||Estimated residents on Census night||13,800|
|LGA rank in terms of size within New South Wales|
|% of New South Wales population||0.19%|
|% of Australian population||0.07%|
|Cultural and language diversity|
(other than English)
|Presbyterian and Reformed||7.0%|
|Median weekly incomes|
|Personal income||Median weekly personal income||A$410||A$520|
|% of Australian median income||88.0%||90.1%|
|Family income||Median weekly family income||A$1,034||A$1,246|
|% of Australian median income||88.3%||84.1%|
|Household income||Median weekly household income||A$792||A$982|
|% of Australian median income||77.1%||79.6%|
2018 AR Bluett Award Recipient
The Narrabri Shire Council was awarded the prestigious AR Bluett Memorial Award in 2018.
The Mayor and General Manager (CEO) at the time were Cr. Cathy Redding and Stewart Todd respectively.
The AR Bluett Award is awarded to the most progressive council in the state (of NSW) judged by a Trustee panel for the Award. The Award is considered as "The greatest accolade a council can achieve" and "The pinnacle of local government achievement".
Winning the Award was quite a significant achievement, as the General Manager, Stewart Todd, had only been appointed for a little over 3 years in the role and was his first appointment as a General Manager.
Current composition and election method
Narrabri Shire 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:
|Independents and Unaligned||9|
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- "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2017-18". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 27 March 2019. Estimated resident population (ERP) at 30 June 2018.
- "Narrabri Shire Council". Division of Local Government. Retrieved 30 November 2006.
- "Narrabri Gaol and Residence". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00344. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Narrabri (A)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "Narrabri (A)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Narrabri (A)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
- "Narrabri Shire Council: Summary of First Preference Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2016. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 17 September 2016. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
- "Announcement of Mayor & Deputy Mayor". Narrabri Shire Council. Narrabri Shire Council. 20 September 2016. Retrieved 12 October 2016.