Sutherland Shire is located at the southern border of the Sydney metropolitan area, 26km from the Sydney CBD. It is home to one of Sydney’s longest surf beaches, spectacular national parks and sparkling blue waterways.

The Shire is rich in history, with over 2,000 Aboriginal sites and is the site of Captain Cook’s landing place at Kamay Botany Bay National Park at Kurnell.

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

4-20 Eton Street
Sutherland NSW 2232
Postal Address:
Locked Bag 17, Sutherland NSW 1499
Phone: 02 9710 0333
Fax: 02 9710 0265

Your Local Government Area

Population (No.) 230,903
Area (Km2) 333.6
Council Classification Metropolitan
OLG Group 3
State Planning Region Metropolitan Sydney

Your Council

Result Group Avg. *
Councillors (No.) 15 13
Population per Councillor (No.) 15,394 14,031
Equivalent Full Time Staff (EFT) (No.) 1,129 761
2021/22 Revenue ($'000) 280,043,000 258,255,722
2021/22 Expenses ($'000) 257,726,000 204,122,389
Residential Pensioner Rebates (%) 14 11
Population Density (residents per Km2) 695 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.) 13 13
Public Halls (No.) 33 23
Public Libraries (No.) 8 5
Open Public Space (ha) 2,696 1,063
Total Road Length (km) 826 561

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 (%) 1.5 -0.1
Population aged under 20 years (%) 18.7 17.8
Population aged between 20 and 59 years (%) 62.9 67.3
Population aged 60 years and older (%) 18.4 14.9
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders (%) 1 1
Speaks language other than English at home (%) 36 30
Socio-Economic Index Rank (1 low, 128 high) 114 101

Council Population Gender

Aboriginal & Torres
Strait Islander

Language Diversity

Rest of population

Your local population (%)

Your Local Economy

Result Group Avg.
Unemployment Rate (%) 3.8 4.9
Avg Taxable Income ($) 72,645 73,744
Avg Household Size (No.) 2.7 2.8
Value of DA's determined ($'000) 995,133,178 579,665,222
Active Businesses in LGA (No.) 22,607 19,384

Largest Industry Employer

Health Care & Social Assistance