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City of Maitland
Maitland

New South Wales, Australia

Maitland LGA NSW.png
Location in New South Wales
Population: 67,478 (2011) [1]
Density: 172.1/km² (445.7/sq mi)
Coordinates: 32°45′S 151°35′E / -32.75, 151.583Coordinates: 32°45′S 151°35′E / -32.75, 151.583
Area: 392 km² (151.4 sq mi) [2]
Time zone:

 • Summer (DST)

AEST (UTC+10)

AEDT (UTC+11)

Mayor: Peter Blackmore[3]
Council Seat: Maitland
Region: Hunter[4]
State District: Maitland[5]
Federal Division: Hunter[6]
Website: http://www.maitland.nsw.gov.au
LGAs around City of Maitland:
Singleton Dungog Dungog
Singleton City of Maitland Port Stephens
Cessnock Lake Macquarie Newcastle


The City of Maitland is a local government area in the lower Hunter region of New South Wales, Australia. The area is situated adjacent to the New England Highway and the Hunter railway line.

The Mayor of the City of Maitland Council is Cr. Peter Blackmore, an independent politician.[3]

Demographics[]

As of June 30, 2011, the estimated population of the City of Maitland was 69,646.[7] Of these, 59,258 (87.8%) were Australian-born and 2,355 (3.5%) were indigenous Australians.[1]

Incomes[]

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics during 2003–04,[8] there:

  • were 28,082 wage and salary earners (ranked 34thh in New South Wales and 100th in Australia, 0.9% of New South Wales's 2,558,415 and 0.3% of Australia's 7,831,856)
  • was a total income of $936,144,529 (around $936 million) (ranked 39th in New South Wales and 103rd in Australia, 0.9% of New South Wales's $107,179,688,262 (around $107 billion) and 0.3% of Australia's $304,034,755,876 (around $304 billion))
  • was an estimated average income per wage and salary earner of $38,873 (ranked 43rd in New South Wales and 123rd in Australia, 94% of New South Wales's $41,407 and 100% of Australia's $38,820)
  • was an estimated median income per wage and salary earner of $34,886 (ranked 47th in New South Wales and 130th in Australia, 98% of New South Wales's $35,479 and 102% of Australia's $34,149).

Council[]

Current composition and election method[]

Maitland City Council is composed of thirteen Councillors, including the Mayor, for a fixed four-year term of office. The Mayor is directly elected while the twelve other Councillors are elected proportionally as four separate wards, each electing three Councillors. The most recent election was held on 8 September 2012, and the makeup of the Council, including the Mayor, is as follows:[3][9][10][11][12]

Party Councillors
  Independents 9
  Country Labor 4
Total 13

The current Council, elected in 2012, in order of election by ward, is:

Ward Councillor Party Notes
Mayor[3]   Peter Blackmore Independent
Central Ward[9]   Arch Humphery Independent Elected on Peter Blackmore's ticket
  Loretta Baker Country Labor
  Brian Burke Independent
East Ward[10]   Ben Whiting Country Labor
  Bob Geoghegan Independent
  Peter Garnham Independent
North Ward[11]   Philip Penfold Independent
  Steve Procter Independent
  Robert Aitchison Country Labor
West Ward[12]   Henry Meskauskas Country Labor
  Ken Wethered Independent
  Nic Penfold Independent

References[]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Maitland (Local Government Area)". 2011 Census QuickStats. http://www.censusdata.abs.gov.au/census_services/getproduct/census/2011/quickstat/LGA15050?opendocument&navpos=220. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "2011 Community Profiles: Maitland (Local Government Area)". 2011 Census of Population and Housing. http://www.censusdata.abs.gov.au/census_services/getproduct/census/2011/communityprofile/LGA15050. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Mayor Tally Sheet" (PDF). Maitland City Council Election 2012. Australian Election Company. September 2012. http://www.austelect.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/mcc-m-f.pdf. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Suburb Search - Local Council Boundaries - Hunter (HT) - Maitland City Council". New South Wales Division of Local Government. http://www.dlg.nsw.gov.au/dlg/dlghome/dlg_Regions.asp?regiontype=2&slacode=5050&region=HT. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Maitland". New South Wales Electoral Commission. 24 September 2012. http://www.elections.nsw.gov.au/state_government_elections/electoral_districts/all_districts_/maitland. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Hunter". Australian Electoral Commission. 26 July 2012. http://apps.aec.gov.au/esearch/LocalitySearchResults.aspx?filter=Hunter&filterby=Electorate. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "Community Profile Maitland City". id.com.au. http://profile.id.com.au/maitland/population-estimate. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "Regional Wage and Salary Earner Statistics, Australia (catalogue no.: 5673.055.003)". Australian Bureau of Statistics. http://abs.gov.au. Retrieved 11 March 2007. 
  9. ^ a b "Final Result in Order of Standing: Central Ward" (PDF). Maitland City Council Election 2012. Australian Election Company. 16 September 2012. p. 17. http://www.austelect.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/mcc-cwc-f.pdf. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  10. ^ a b "Final Result in Order of Standing: East Ward" (PDF). Maitland City Council Election 2012. Australian Election Company. 16 September 2012. p. 5. http://www.austelect.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/mcc-ewc-f.pdf. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  11. ^ a b "Final Result in Order of Standing: North Ward" (PDF). Maitland City Council Election 2012. Australian Election Company. 16 September 2012. p. 5. http://www.austelect.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/mcc-nwc-f.pdf. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  12. ^ a b "Final Result in Order of Standing: West Ward" (PDF). Maitland City Council Election 2012. Australian Election Company. 16 September 2012. p. 18. http://www.austelect.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/mcc-wwc-f.pdf. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
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