Wollondilly Shire is located on the south western outskirts of Sydney and at the foothills of the Southern Highlands. The area is surrounded by spectacular natural beauty and rural pastures.

The Shire has a backdrop of gorges, ranges and plains and a number of small towns and villages.

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

62-64 Menangle Street
Picton NSW 2571
Postal Address:
PO Box 21, Picton NSW 2571
Phone: 02 4677 1100
Fax: 02 4677 2339

Your Local Government Area

Population (No.) 54,176
Area (Km2) 2,555.40
Council Classification Metropolitan Fringe
OLG Group 6
State Planning Region Metropolitan Sydney

Your Council

Result Group Avg. *
Councillors (No.) 9 11
Population per Councillor (No.) 6,020 5,826
Equivalent Full Time Staff (EFT) (No.) 279 311
2021/22 Revenue ($'000) 131,228,000 137,482,000
2021/22 Expenses ($'000) 86,091,000 93,884,000
Residential Pensioner Rebates (%) 13 13
Population Density (residents per Km2) 22 23
* 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.) Not Provided Not Provided
Public Halls (No.) Not Povided 25
Public Libraries (No.) 1 2
Open Public Space (ha) 345 317
Total Road Length (km) 891 973

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 (%) 6.2 3.8
Population aged under 20 years (%) 22 20.7
Population aged between 20 and 59 years (%) 63.1 63.8
Population aged 60 years and older (%) 14.8 15.5
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders (%) 3 3
Speaks language other than English at home (%) 6 6
Socio-Economic Index Rank (1 low, 128 high) 104 102

Council Population Gender

Aboriginal & Torres
Strait Islander

Language Diversity

Rest of population

Your local population (%)

Your Local Economy

Result Group Avg.
Unemployment Rate (%) 2.5 3.2
Avg Taxable Income ($) 62,916 61,984
Avg Household Size (No.) 3 2.9
Value of DA's determined ($'000) 289,610,896 144,805,448
Active Businesses in LGA (No.) 4,608 5,863

Largest Industry Employer