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City of Ryde
New South Wales
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Population 117,171 (2015)
 • Density 2,547/km2 (6,600/sq mi)
Area 40.651 km2 (15.7 sq mi)
Mayor Jerome Laxale (Labor)
Council seat Ryde
Region Metropolitan Sydney
State electorate(s)
  • Ryde
  • Epping
  • Lane Cove
Federal Division(s) Bennelong
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Website City of Ryde
LGAs around City of Ryde:
Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Willoughby
Parramatta City of Ryde Lane Cove
Parramatta Canada Bay Hunter's Hill
Coat of Arms of City of Ryde
City of Ryde Coat of Arms

The City of Ryde is a local government area that services certain suburbs located within the Lower North Shore and Northern Suburbs of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia.

The local government area extends from the Parramatta River to the Lane Cove River which encircles the area in the north, and is bounded in the east by the peninsula of Hunters Hill and the City of Parramatta in the west.

The Mayor of the City of Ryde since September 2016 is Cr. Bill Pickering, a member of the Liberal Party.

A 2015 review of local government boundaries by the NSW Government Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal recommended that the City of Ryde merge with adjoining councils. The government proposed a merger of the Hunter's Hill, Lane Cove and Ryde Councils to form a new council with an area of 57 square kilometres (22 sq mi) and support a population of approximately 164,000. The outcome of an independent review is expected by mid-2017.[needs update]

Suburbs and localities in the local government area

The following suburbs and localities are within the City of Ryde:


At the 2011 Census, there were 103,038 people in the Ryde local government area, of these 48.6% were male and 51.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.3% of the population. The median age of people in the City of Ryde was 36 years. Children aged 0 – 14 years made up 16.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.3% of the population. Of people in the area aged 15 years and over, 50.5% were married and 8.5% were either divorced or separated.

Population growth in the City of Ryde between the 2001 Census and the 2006 Census was 2.87% and in the subsequent five years to the 2011 Census, population growth was 6.28%. When compared with total population growth of Australia for the same periods, being 5.78% and 8.32% respectively, population growth in the Ryde local government area was lower than the national average. The median weekly income for residents within the City of Ryde was on with par with the national average. At the 2011 Census, the Ryde local government area was linguistically diverse, with a significantly higher than average proportion (45.4%) where two or more languages are spoken (national average was 20.4%); and a significantly lower proportion (53.7%) where English only was spoken at home (national average was 76.8%).

Selected historical census data for Ryde local government area
Census year 2001 2006 2011
Population Estimated residents on Census night 94,244 96,948 103,038
LGA rank in terms of size within New South Wales
% of New South Wales population 1.49%
% of Australian population 0.50% Decrease 0.49% Decrease 0.48%
Cultural and language diversity
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Australian 17.0%
English 16.9%
Chinese 15.7%
Irish 6.3%
Italian 5.4%
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(other than English)
Mandarin 3.0% Increase 5.9% Increase 8.6%
Cantonese 6.4% Increase 7.0% Increase 7.1%
Korean 2.4% Increase 3.0% Increase 3.9%
Italian 3.5% Decrease 3.1% Decrease 2.8%
Armenian 2.1% Steady 2.1% Decrease 1.9%
Religious affiliation
Religious affiliation,
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Catholic 32.1% Decrease 30.6% Decrease 29.4%
No religion 13.7% Increase 17.4% Increase 22.4%
Anglican 16.9% Decrease 14.2% Decrease 12.0%
Buddhism n/c Increase 3.6% Increase 4.4%
Presbyterian and Reformed 3.9% Decrease 3.8% Steady 3.8%
Median weekly incomes
Personal income Median weekly personal income A$528 A$635
% of Australian median income 113.3% 110.1%
Family income Median weekly family income A$1,158 A$1,841
% of Australian median income 112.8% 124.3%
Household income Median weekly household income A$1,486 A$1,466
% of Australian median income 126.9% 118.8%


The council hosts the Granny Smith Festival on the third Saturday in October in Eastwood.

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