Ku-ring-gai is located in Sydney’s norther suburbs. The area includes 17 suburbs, 6 local centres and one town centre and refers to itself as the “green heart” of Sydney.

The area boasts more than 150 bushland reserves, Blue Gum High Forest, Sydney Turpentine Ironbark Forest, three adjoining National Parks (Ku-ring-gai Chase, Garigal and Lane Cove) and a visually significant tree canopy.

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.

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818 Pacific Highway
Gordon NSW 2072
Postal Address:
Locked Bag 1006, Gordon NSW 2072
Phone: 02 9424 0000
Fax: 02 9424 0001

Your Local Government Area

Population (No.) 124,659
Area (Km2) 85.4
Council Classification Metropolitan
OLG Group 3
State Planning Region Metropolitan Sydney

Your Council

Result Group Avg. *
Councillors (No.) 10 13
Population per Councillor (No.) 12,466 14,031
Equivalent Full Time Staff (EFT) (No.) 416 761
2021/22 Revenue ($'000) 154,229,000 258,255,722
2021/22 Expenses ($'000) 130,298,000 204,122,389
Residential Pensioner Rebates (%) 6 11
Population Density (residents per Km2) 1,453 3,275
* 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.) 20 23
Public Libraries (No.) 4 5
Open Public Space (ha) 1,610 1,063
Total Road Length (km) 483 561

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 (%) 0.2 -0.1
Population aged under 20 years (%) 19.7 17.8
Population aged between 20 and 59 years (%) 61.3 67.3
Population aged 60 years and older (%) 19 14.9
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders (%) 0 1
Speaks language other than English at home (%) 3 30
Socio-Economic Index Rank (1 low, 128 high) 130 101

Council Population Gender

Aboriginal & Torres
Strait Islander

Language Diversity

Rest of population

Your local population (%)

Your Local Economy

Result Group Avg.
Unemployment Rate (%) 6 4.9
Avg Taxable Income ($) 106,370 73,744
Avg Household Size (No.) 2.9 2.8
Value of DA's determined ($'000) 0 579,665,222
Active Businesses in LGA (No.) 14,915 19,384

Largest Industry Employer

Professional Scientific & Technical Services