The City of Sydney is home to some of the largest Australian companies. The area covers the Sydney Harbour foreshore from Rushcutters Bay to Glebe and Annandale in the west, Sydney Park and Rosebery in the south and Centennial Park and Paddington in the east.

The area is known for its foreshores, heritage buildings, performing arts and culture, museums, sport and recreation. Sydney is home of the famous Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

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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Sydney NSW 2000
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GPO Box 1591, Sydney NSW 2001
Phone: 02 9265 9333
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Your Local Government Area

Population (No.) 214,851
Area (Km2) 26.7
Council Classification Metropolitan
OLG Group 1
State Planning Region Metropolitan Sydney

Your Council

Result Group Avg. *
Councillors (No.) 10 10
Population per Councillor (No.) 21,485 21,485
Equivalent Full Time Staff (EFT) (No.) 1,723 1,723
2021/22 Revenue ($'000) 676,501,000 676,501,000
2021/22 Expenses ($'000) 611,551,000 611,551,000
Residential Pensioner Rebates (%) 3 3
Population Density (residents per Km2) 8,163 8,163
* 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.) 6 6
Public Halls (No.) 39 39
Public Libraries (No.) 9 9
Open Public Space (ha) 427 427
Total Road Length (km) 330 330

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 (%) -7.8 -7.8
Population aged under 20 years (%) 7.6 7.6
Population aged between 20 and 59 years (%) 83 83
Population aged 60 years and older (%) 9.5 9.5
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders (%) 1 1
Speaks language other than English at home (%) 4 4
Socio-Economic Index Rank (1 low, 128 high) 116 116

Council Population Gender

Aboriginal & Torres
Strait Islander

Language Diversity

Rest of population

Your local population (%)

Your Local Economy

Result Group Avg.
Unemployment Rate (%) 5.6 5.6
Avg Taxable Income ($) 76,120 76,120
Avg Household Size (No.) 2 2
Value of DA's determined ($'000) 1,962,675,944 1,962,675,944
Active Businesses in LGA (No.) 71,841 71,841

Largest Industry Employer

Professional Scientific & Technical Services