Northern Beaches

Northern Beaches is located north of Sydney, stretching from Palm Beach to Manly and boasting more than half of all the beaches in Sydney. The area includes Manly, Frenchs Forest, Curl Curl, Narrabeen and Pittwater.

The area is known for its surf beaches, headlands, coastal pathways, clifftops and lookouts.

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

Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Road
Dee Why NSW 2099
Postal Address:
PO Box 882, Mona Vale NSW 1660
Phone: 02 9942 2111
Fax: 02 9971 4522

Your Local Government Area

Population (No.) 274,041
Area (Km2) 254.2
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.) 18,269 14,258
Equivalent Full Time Staff (EFT) (No.) 1,237 777
2020/21 Revenue ($'000) 365,789 247,949
2020/21 Expenses ($'000) 365,698 208,452
Residential Pensioner Rebates (%) 10 11
Population Density (residents per Km2) 1,078 3,461
* 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.) 26 5
Public Halls (No.) 38 23
Public Libraries (No.) 6 5
Open Public Space (ha) 2,397 1,063
Total Road Length (km) 844 560

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 3 6
Population aged under 20 years (%) 25 23
Population aged between 20 and 59 years (%) 53 58
Population aged 60 years and older (%) 38 25
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders (%) 1 1
Speaks language other than English at home (%) 15 41
Socio-Economic Index Rank (1 low, 128 high) 121 103

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 6
Avg Taxable Income ($) 86,668 73,744
Avg Household Size (No.) 3 3
Value of DA's determined ($'000) 1,086,805 834,263
Active Businesses in LGA (No.) 33,286 19,384

Largest Industry Employer