Uralla Shire is located in the New England High Country at the meeting of the New England Highway and Thunderbolt’s Way. The area has agriculture production in the form of merino sheep, vineyards, apples and other fruit.

The area is known for its history and heritage and is home to the statue of Captain Thunderbolt, an Australian bushranger.

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

32 Salisbury Street
Uralla NSW 2358
Postal Address:
PO Box 106, Uralla NSW 2358
Phone: 02 6778 6300
Fax: 02 6778 5073

Your Local Government Area

Population (No.) 6,012
Area (Km2) 3,226.5
Council Classification Large Rural
OLG Group 10
State Planning Region New England North West
JO Region New England

Your Council

Result Group Avg. *
Councillors (No.) 9 9
Population per Councillor (No.) 668 828
Equivalent Full Time Staff (EFT) (No.) 127 115
2019/20 Revenue ($'000) 23,723 31,876
2019/20 Expenses ($'000) 21,232 26,508
Residential Pensioner Rebates (%) 26 24
Population Density (residents per Km2) 2 2
* 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 2
Public Halls (No.) 2 6
Public Libraries (No.) 1 2
Open Public Space (ha) 29 190
Total Road Length (km) 923 1,734

Demographics of Population

under 20 years
20 - 60 years
over 60 years

Council population (%)

State population (%)


population change last 5 years

Your Local Population

Result Group Avg.
Five year population change (%) -6 -1
Population Aged 20 or Less (%) 25 25
Population aged between 20 and 60 (%) 45 45
Population Aged Above 60 (%) 30 30
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders (%) 7 9
Language Spoken Other than English (%) 2 2
Socio-Economic Index Rank (1 low, 128 high) 76 41

Council Population Gender

Aboriginal & Torres
Strait Islander

Non English
Speaking Background

Your local population (%)

Your Local Economy

Result Group Avg.
Unemployment Rate (%) 3 4
Avg Taxable Income ($) 47,722 50,735
Avg Household Size (No.) 2 2
Value of DA's determined ($'000) 5,173 15,643
Active Businesses in LGA (No.) 677 860

Largest Industry Employer

Agricutlure, Forestry & Fishing