City of Canada Bay

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City of Canada Bay
New South Wales
Canada Bay sydney.png
Location in Metropolitan Sydney
Coordinates 33°51′S 151°09′E / 33.850°S 151.150°E / -33.850; 151.150Coordinates: 33°51′S 151°09′E / 33.850°S 151.150°E / -33.850; 151.150
Population 88,015 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density 4,440.7/km2 (11,501.4/sq mi)
Established 1 December 2000
Area 19.82 km2 (7.7 sq mi)[2]
Mayor Angelo Tsirekas
Council seat Drummoyne
Region Metropolitan Sydney
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s) Reid
City of Canada Bay Logo.jpg
Website City of Canada Bay
LGAs around City of Canada Bay:
Ryde Ryde Hunter's Hill
Cumberland City of Canada Bay Inner West
Strathfield Burwood Inner West
City of Canada Bay sign, Concord Road, North Strathfield

The City of Canada Bay is a local government area in the Inner West of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The city was formed on 1 December 2000, following the merger of Concord and Drummoyne councils. The city covers an area of 19.82 square kilometres (7.65 sq mi) and as at the 2016 census had a resident population of 88,015.[1] The city is ultimately named after Canada Bay, a bay on the Parramatta River.

The Mayor of the City of Canada Bay Council is Cr. Angelo Tsirekas, a member of the Australian Labor Party.

Postcode and localities in the local government area

Suburbs in the City of Canada Bay are:

Some of the localities in the City of Canada Bay are:


At the 2016 census there were 88,015 people in the Canada Bay local government area; of these 48.1 per cent were male and 51.9 per cent were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.5 per cent of the population. The median age of people in the City of Canada Bay was 36 years. Children aged 0 – 14 years made up 16.2 per cent of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.7 per cent of the population. Of people in the area aged 15 years and over, 50.8 per cent were married and 9.3 per cent were either divorced or separated.[1]

Population growth in the City of Canada Bay between the 2001 census and the 2006 census was 10.73 per cent; and in the subsequent five years to the 2011 census, population growth was 15.24 per cent. t the 2016 census, the population in the City of Canada Bay increased by 16.17 per cent. When compared with total population growth of Australia for the same period, being 8.8 per cent, population growth in Canada Bay local government area was nearly double the national average.[3][4][5][6] The median weekly income for residents within the City of Canada Bay is significantly higher than the national average.[1]

Selected historical census data for Canada Bay local government area
Census year 2001[3][4] 2006[5] 2011[6] 2016[1]
Population Estimated residents on census night 59,371 Increase 65,742 Increase 75,763 Increase 88,015
LGA rank in terms of size within New South Wales 28th Increase 27th
% of New South Wales population 1.10% Increase 1.17%
% of Australian population 0.32% Increase 0.33% Increase 0.35% Increase 0.38%
Cultural and language diversity
top responses
English 16.5% Decrease 15.4%
Australian 16.3% Decrease 13.8%
Chinese 9.1% Increase 13.3%
Italian 12.8% Decrease 12.6%
Irish 7.5% Decrease 7.1%
top responses
(other than English)
Mandarin 1.7% Increase 2.7% Increase 5.1% Increase 9.8%
Italian 12.2% Decrease 10.1% Decrease 8.8% Decrease 7.1%
Korean n/c Increase 2.2% Increase 3.1% Increase 4.2%
Cantonese 2.7% Increase 3.3% Increase 3.7% Increase 3.9%
Greek 3.3% Decrease 2.9% Decrease 2.8% Decrease 2.2%
Religious affiliation
Religious affiliation,
top responses
Catholic 43.4% Decrease 41.7% Decrease 39.2% Decrease 33.9%
No religion, so described 11.1% Increase 13.4% Increase 18.6% Increase 27.7%
Not stated n/c n/c n/c Increase 8.7%
Anglican 15.8% Decrease 13.4% Decrease 11.2% Decrease 7.9%
Eastern Orthodox 5.1% Steady 5.1% Increase 7.2% Decrease 4.2%
Median weekly incomes
Personal income Median weekly personal income A$664 A$782 A$882
% of Australian median income 142.5% 135.5% 133.2%
Family income Median weekly family income A$1,510 A$2,152 A$2,361
% of Australian median income 147.0% 145.3% 136.2%
Household income Median weekly household income A$1,773 A$1,817 A$2,061
% of Australian median income 151.4% 147.2% 143.3%
Dwelling structure
Dwelling type Separate house 51.2% Decrease 45.5% Decrease 38.6%
Semi-detached, terrace or townhouse 10.6% Increase 12.0% Decrease 9.3%
Flat or apartment 37.6% Increase 41.8% Increase 50.7%


Mayor Term Notes
Michael Wroblewski (Ind) 12 December 2000 – September 2002
Angelo Tsirekas (ALP) September 2002 – 4 June 2016
Helen McCaffrey (Lib) 31 August 2016 – 9 September 2017
Angelo Tsirekas (ALP) 9 September 2017 – date
Deputy Mayor Term Notes
Angelo Tsirekas (ALP) 12 December 2000 – September 2002
Pauline Tyrrell (GRN) September 2002 – March 2004
???? March 2004 – September 2010
Marian O'Connell (ALP) September 2010 – September 2012
Pauline Tyrrell (GRN) September 2012 – September 2014
Tony Fasanella (ALP) September 2014 – September 2015 Mayor of Drummoyne 1994–1995, 1998–2000
Helen McCaffrey (Lib) September 2015 – 31 August 2016
Tony Fasanella (ALP) 6 September 2016 – 9 September 2017

Current composition and election method

Canada Bay City Council is composed of nine Councillors, including the Mayor, for a fixed four-year term of office. The Mayor has been directly elected since 2004 while the eight other Councillors are elected proportionally as one ward. The most recent election was held on 9 September 2017, and the makeup of the Council, including the Mayor, was as follows:[7][8]

Party Councillors
  Australian Labor Party 4
  Liberal Party of Australia 3
  The Greens 1
  Independent 1
Total 9

The current Council, elected in 2017, in order of election, is:[8]

Councillor Party Notes
  Angelo Tsirekas Labor Mayor 2002–2016, 2017–date[7]
  Michael Megna Liberal
  Julia Little Labor
  Charles Jago Greens
  Stephanie Di Pasqua Liberal
  Andrew Ferguson Labor
  Nicholas Yap Liberal
  Marian Parnaby Labor
  Daniela Ramondino Independent


A 2015 review of local government boundaries by the NSW Government Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal recommended that the City of Canada Bay merge with adjoining councils. The government proposed a merger of the Burwood, Canada Bay, and Strathfield Councils to form a new council with an area of 41 square kilometres (16 sq mi) and support a population of approximately 163,000.[9] In May 2016 Strathfield Council challenged the proposed merger between Strathfield, Burwood and Canada Bay and commenced proceedings in the New South Wales Land and Environment Court. After the Court heard that there were legal flaws in the report from the State Government appointed delegate who examined the proposal for merging the councils, the NSW Government withdrew from the case and the merger proposal stalled.[10] In July 2017, the Berejiklian government decided to abandon the forced merger of the Strathfield, Burwood and Canada Bay local government areas, along with several other proposed forced mergers.[11]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Canada Bay (A)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Where is the City of Canada Bay?". City of Canada Bay Council. Archived from the original on 21 July 2008. Retrieved 19 March 2008.
  3. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "Concord (A)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 November 2012.
  4. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "Drummoyne (A)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 November 2012.
  5. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Canada Bay (A)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 November 2012.
  6. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Canada Bay (A)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 November 2012.
  7. ^ a b "Canada Bay - Mayoral Contest". NSW Local Council Elections 2017. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  8. ^ a b "Canada Bay - Councillor Contest". NSW Local Council Elections 2017. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  9. ^ "Merger proposal: Burwood Council, City of Canada Bay Council, Strathfield Council" (PDF). Government of New South Wales. January 2016. p. 7. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
  10. ^ Raper, Ashleigh (31 May 2016). "NSW council amalgamations: Strathfield, Burwood and Canada Bay merger stopped". ABC News. Australia. Retrieved 1 June 2016.
  11. ^ Blumer, Clare; Chettle, Nicole (27 July 2017). "NSW council amalgamations: Mayors fight to claw back court dollars after backflip on merger". ABC News. Australia. Retrieved 27 July 2017.

External links

  • City of Canada Bay website
  • Suburbs of Canada Bay
  • Archived site with a brief history of the area
  • Canada in Australia: Canadian Department of Foreign and International Affairs
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