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City of Ryde
New South Wales
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 • Density 2,860.99/km2 (7,409.9/sq mi)
Established 11 November 1870
Area 40.651 km2 (15.7 sq mi)
Mayor Jordan Lane
Council seat Ryde
Region Metropolitan Sydney
State electorate(s)
  • Epping
  • Lane Cove
  • Ryde
Federal Division(s) Bennelong
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

The City of Ryde is a local government area in the Northern Sydney region, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It was first established as the Municipal District of Ryde in 1870, became a municipality in 1906 and was proclaimed as the City of Ryde in 1992.

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 City comprises an area of 40.651 square kilometres (15.695 sq mi) and as at the 2016 census had an estimated population of 116,302.

The Mayor of the City of Ryde since 11 January 2022 is Cr. Jordan Lane, a member of the Liberal Party.

Suburbs and localities in the local government area

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


At the 2016 Census, there were 116,302 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 0.4% of the population. The median age of people in the City of Ryde was 36 years. Children aged 0 – 14 years made up 16.2% 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, 51% were married and 8.3% were either divorced or separated.

Population growth in the City of Ryde between the 2006 Census and the 2011 Census was 6.28%, and in the subsequent five years to the 2016 Census, population growth was 12.87%. When compared with total population growth of Australia of 8.81% during the same period, population growth in the Ryde local government area was approximately 50% higher than the national average. The median weekly income for residents within the City of Ryde was around 25% above the national average. At the 2016 Census, the Ryde local government area was linguistically diverse, with a significantly higher than average proportion (51.1%) where two or more languages are spoken (national average was 22.2%); and a significantly lower proportion (47.7%) where English only was spoken at home (national average was 72.7%).

Selected historical census data for Ryde local government area
Census year 2001 2006 2011 2016
Population Estimated residents on census night 94,244 96,948 103,038 116,302
LGA rank in terms of size within New South Wales 22nd Steady 22nd
% of New South Wales population 1.49% Decrease 1.48% Increase 1.49% Increase 1.56%
% of Australian population 0.50% Decrease 0.49% Decrease 0.48% Increase 0.50%
Cultural and language diversity
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Australian 17.0% Decrease 14.1%
English 16.9% Decrease 15.1%
Chinese 15.7% Increase 19.2%
Irish 6.3% Decrease 5.8%
Italian 5.4% Decrease 5.1%
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(other than English)
Mandarin 3.0% Increase 5.9% Increase 8.6% Increase 12.7%
Cantonese 6.4% Increase 7.0% Increase 7.1% Decrease 7.0%
Korean 2.4% Increase 3.0% Increase 3.9% Increase 4.7%
Italian 3.5% Decrease 3.1% Decrease 2.8% Decrease 2.2%
Armenian 2.1% Steady 2.1% Decrease 1.9%
Arabic 1.7%
Religious affiliation
Religious affiliation,
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Catholic 32.1% Decrease 30.6% Decrease 29.4% Decrease 25.3%
No religion 13.7% Increase 17.4% Increase 22.4% Increase 30.2%
Anglican 16.9% Decrease 14.2% Decrease 12.0% Decrease 8.6%
Buddhism n/c Increase 3.6% Increase 4.4% Decrease 4.1%
Presbyterian and Reformed 3.9% Decrease 3.8% Steady 3.8%
Median weekly incomes
Personal income Median weekly personal income A$528 A$635 A$738
% of Australian median income 113.3% 110.1% 111.5%
Family income Median weekly family income A$1,158 A$1,841 A$2,106
% of Australian median income 112.8% 124.3% 121.5%
Household income Median weekly household income A$1,486 A$1,466 A$1,786
% of Australian median income 126.9% 118.8% 120.2%
Dwelling structure
Dwelling type Separate house 56.2% Decrease 54.5% Decrease 52.8% Decrease 47.3%
Semi-detached, terrace or townhouse 13.0% 15.1%Increase  Steady 15.1% Increase 16.3%
Flat or apartment 29.5% Increase 30.0% Increase 31.9% Increase 35.6%


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

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