The Role Of Leichhardt Local Government Area

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Introduction Leichhardt was incorporated as a Municipality in 1871. In 1949 Balmain and Annandale were amalgamated with Leichhardt. In 2003 the boundary was once again changed to exclude Glebe and Forest Lodge which now form apart of City of Sydney Council. The resident population of Leichhardt Council now stands at 57,266 and is the 5th largest local government Area in New South Wales. Leichhardt population has a high average income and a high population of people from the professional and management industry. The council area is approximately 1,003 hectares. Leichhardt Council manages 5.1kms of sea walls, 154kms of road and has approximately 9,500 trees. Council also provides 79 parks and 16km frontage to Sydney Harbour and Parramatta…show more content…
The diversity extends beyond this composition: Leichhardt LGA also has a small but diverse group of residents from a wide range of non-English speaking countries Analysis of the ancestry responses of the population in Leichhardt in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were: • English (4,281 people or 31.7%) • Australian (3,643 people or 26.9%) • Irish (1,926 people or 14.2%) • Italian (1,454 people or 10.7%) • Scottish (1,278 people or 9.5%) The largest changes in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2006 and 2011 were: • English (+724 persons) • Irish (+326 persons) • Scottish (+229 persons) • Australian (-168 persons) Education More than 40.7% of the population have a qualification of Bachelor or Higher degree. However 29.2% of the residents claim that they have no qualification: Emerging groups • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+1,045 persons) • No qualifications (-328 persons) • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+69 persons) Aboriginal tribes associated with the area and any land rights issues The history of Aboriginal people in the Leichhardt care is not as prevalent as the one in Redfern. The land was once occupied by the Wangal band of the Dharug (Eora) language group. The name was given to coastal Aborigines around Sydney, it means “from this place”.
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