Cumberland Council is located in greater Sydney with easy access to the Parramatta Central Business District (CBD), the Sydney CBD, Western Sydney and Olympic Park.

Cumberland is a culturally diverse area and boasts 800ha of green space, five swimming pools, high quality community venues and a network of town centres supporting diverse and dynamic small businesses

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

16 Memorial Avenue
Merrylands NSW 2160
Postal Address:
PO Box 42, Merrylands NSW 2160
Phone: 02 8757 9000
Fax: 02 9840 9734

Your Local Government Area

Population (No.) 236,893
Area (Km2) 71.6
Council Classification Metropolitan
OLG Group 3
State Planning Region Metropolitan Sydney
JO Region

Your Council

Result Group Avg. *
Councillors (No.) 15 13
Population per Councillor (No.) 15,793 13,946
Equivalent Full Time Staff (EFT) (No.) 926 772
2018/19 Revenue ($'000) 211,978 234,830
2018/19 Expenses ($'000) 203,243 190,913
Residential Pensioner Rebates (%) 15 11
Population Density (residents per Km2) 3,309 3,397
* 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.) 5 6
Public Halls (No.) 22 22
Public Libraries (No.) 8 6
Open Public Space (ha) 638 1,060
Total Road Length (km) 623 555

Demographics of Population

under 20 years
20 - 60 years
over 60 years

Council population (%)

State population (%)


population change last 5 years

Your Local Population

Result Group Avg.
Five year population change (%) N/A 9
Population Aged 20 or Less (%) 26 24
Population aged between 20 and 60 (%) 59 58
Population Aged Above 60 (%) 16 19
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders (%) 1 1
Language Spoken Other than English (%) 66 41
Socio-Economic Index Rank (1 low, 128 high) 69 102

Council Population Gender

Aboriginal & Torres
Strait Islander

Non English
Speaking Background

Your local population (%)

Your Local Economy

Result Group Avg.
Unemployment Rate (%) 8 4
Avg Taxable Income ($) 49,159 73,744
Avg Household Size (No.) 3 3
Value of DA's determined ($'000) 1,133,878 1,002,698
Active Businesses in LGA (No.) 22,116 18,701

Largest Industry Employer

Health care / Social