Burwood is located in Sydney’s inner west, 12km west of the CBD, with a combination of residential, commercial and light industrial developments.

A number of yearly celebrations and memorials take place in Burwood, such as the Burwood Festival and Spring Celebrations, Christmas, Australia Day, Chinese New Year and the Burwood Food and Wine Festival.

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.

Contacting Council

Suite 1, Level 2, 1-17 Elsie Street
Burwood NSW 2134
Postal Address:
PO Box 240, Burwood NSW 1805
Phone: 02 9911 9911
Fax: 02 9911 9900

Your Local Government Area

Population (No.) 40,397
Area (Km2) 7.1
Council Classification Metropolitan
OLG Group 2
State Planning Region Metropolitan Sydney

Your Council

Result Group Avg. *
Councillors (No.) 7 9
Population per Councillor (No.) 5,771 4,389
Equivalent Full Time Staff (EFT) (No.) 165 193
2021/22 Revenue ($'000) 56,314,000 63,193,500
2021/22 Expenses ($'000) 56,540,000 54,672,833
Residential Pensioner Rebates (%) 12 6
Population Density (residents per Km2) 5,716 3,798
* A NSW council group is determined firstly by whether they are Urban or Rural in nature, and then by population size and density. Please refer to OLG Groups in data tab on website for more information on how individual councils are classified. An OLG group average is then calculated by the average of the same group number eg. All Group 5 Regional Towns/City or all Group 8 Rural.

Your Public Facilities

Result Group Avg.
Public Swimming Pool Complexes (inc rock pools) (No.) 1 1
Public Halls (No.) 3 6
Public Libraries (No.) 1 2
Open Public Space (ha) 40 116
Total Road Length (km) 90 97

Demographics of Population

under 20 years
20 - 59 years
60 years and older

Council population (%)

Group population (%)


population change last 5 years

Source: ABS, Estimated Resident Population (ERP)

Your Local Population

Latest Outcome Group Avg.
Five Year Population Change (%) 2.8 -2.1
Population aged under 20 years (%) 11.8 15.7
Population aged between 20 and 59 years (%) 73.3 66.6
Population aged 60 years and older (%) 14.9 17.7
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders (%) 0 0
Speaks language other than English at home (%) 64 22
Socio-Economic Index Rank (1 low, 128 high) 106 121

Council Population Gender

Aboriginal & Torres
Strait Islander

Language Diversity

Rest of population

Your local population (%)

Your Local Economy

Result Group Avg.
Unemployment Rate (%) 3.3 2.7
Avg Taxable Income ($) 56,363 113,213
Avg Household Size (No.) 2.9 2.6
Value of DA's determined ($'000) 330,941,532 251,919,386
Active Businesses in LGA (No.) 5,082 5,428

Largest Industry Employer

Health Care & Social Assistance