Hornsby Shire is a mix of urban areas with freestanding homes, low rise townhouses and high rise buildings, large rural areas and a predominance of bushland.

Two-thirds of the Shire comprises national park and bushland, with major waterways and rural landscape in the northern part of the Shire. The Shire includes land from North Epping in the south to Wisemans Ferry in the north and Brooklyn in the east. The Shire includes 39 suburbs and rural localities. Hornsby CBD is 25 kilometres north of the Sydney CBD.

The major industrial areas are located at Asquith, Waitara and Mt Ku-ring-gai. The major commercial centres are Hornsby, Pennant Hills, Thornleigh and Dural Service Centre.

Data for this website has been sourced from Council’s financial statements, Council’s annual report and Council’s data returns. The website also refers to data from a number of agencies and entities. Please refer to the data page of this website for links to definitions, information on performance measures, benchmarks, OLG Groups and the data sources that have been used.

Please contact Council if you would like any further details or explanations regarding individual results and any differences between your Council’s performance and that of another council.