Lane Cove

Lane Cove Municipal is located on Sydney’s lower north shore with 16kms of river foreshore, about two thirds in public ownership.

The Municipality boasts a leafy harbourside environment, village atmosphere and safe, neighbourly culture. Everyone in the region lives within 500m of local bushland with Open Space comprising 14% of the area, approximately 148 hectares in total.

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

48 Longueville Road
Lane Cove NSW 2066
Postal Address:
PO Box 20, Lane Cove NSW 1595
Phone: 02 9911 3555
Fax: 02 9911 3600

Your Local Government Area

Population (No.) 40,155
Area (Km2) 10.5
Council Classification Metropolitan
OLG Group 2
State Planning Region Metropolitan Sydney
JO Region

Your Council

Result Group Avg. *
Councillors (No.) 9 9
Population per Councillor (No.) 4,462 4,582
Equivalent Full Time Staff (EFT) (No.) 192 197
2019/20 Revenue ($'000) 68,812 62,403
2019/20 Expenses ($'000) 46,771 51,263
Residential Pensioner Rebates (%) 5 7
Population Density (residents per Km2) 3,832 3,987
* 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.) 4 2
Public Halls (No.) 12 7
Public Libraries (No.) 2 2
Open Public Space (ha) 212 135
Total Road Length (km) 102 97

Demographics of Population

under 20 years
20 - 59 years
60 years and older

Council population (%)

State population (%)


population change last 5 years

Source: ABS, Estimated Resident Population (ERP)

Your Local Population

Latest Outcome Group Avg.
% of population 12 7
Population aged under 20 years (%) 24 22
Population aged between 20 and 59 years (%) 58 57
Population aged 60 years and older (%) 18 21
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders (%) 0 0
Speaks language other than English at home (%) 26 34
Socio-Economic Index Rank (1 low, 128 high) 126 121

Council Population Gender

Aboriginal & Torres
Strait Islander

Speaks language other than English at home

Rest of population

Your local population (%)

Your Local Economy

Result Group Avg.
Unemployment Rate (%) 3 3
Avg Taxable Income ($) 105,898 113,213
Avg Household Size (No.) 3 3
Value of DA's determined ($'000) 438,808 291,864
Active Businesses in LGA (No.) 4,886 5,428

Largest Industry Employer