City of Lithgow facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsCity of Lithgow
New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
|• Density||4.6341/km2 (12.002/sq mi)|
|Area||4,551 km2 (1,757.2 sq mi)|
|Mayor||Ray Thompson (Unaligned)|
|Federal Division(s)||Calare, Macquarie(partly)|
|Website||City of Lithgow|
The City of Lithgow is a local government area in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia. The area is located adjacent to the Great Western Highway and the Main Western railway line.
The Mayor of the City of Lithgow Council is Cr. Ray Thompson, who is unaligned with any political party.
Main towns and villages
The council seat is located in the city of Lithgow, the largest regional centre. The area also includes the towns and villages of Ben Bullen, Bowenfels, Capertee, Clarence, Cullen Bullen, Dargan, Glen Alice, Glen Davis, Hampton, Hartley, Hartley Vale, Hillcrest, Little Hartley, Marrangaroo, Meadow Flat, Newnes, Portland, Rydal, Sodwalls, Tarana, and Wallerawang.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics on 2006 census night there were:
- 20,981 people living in the area, making the City the 77th largest Local Government Area in New South Wales. It was equal to 0.3% of the New South Wales population of 6,827,694
- 116 more people living in the area than the previous period, giving the City the 82nd largest population growth in a Local Government Area in New South Wales. It was equal to 0.2% of the 58,753 increase in the population of New South Wales
- in percentage terms, an increase of 0.6% in the number of people over the year, the 92nd fastest growth in population of a Local Government Area in New South Wales. In New South Wales the population grew by 0.9%
- was an increase in population over the 10 years of 733 people or 3.6% (0.4% in annual average terms), the 81st highest rate of a Local Government Area in New South Wales. In New South Wales the population grew by 622,966 or 10% (1.0% in annual average terms) over the same period.
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