About Sutherland Shire
Statistics and demographics
Statistical and demographic information on Sutherland Shire is available from several sources:
- The Sutherland Shire Community Profile provides statistics and results from the Censuses of Population and Housing, information about the SEIFA index of disadvantage, migration and employment data, and Estimated Resident Population (ERP) figures for each year.
- South Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (SSROC) regional profile
- The Sutherland Shire Community Atlas feature 64 maps sourced from data from the 2011 Census. Maps are interactive and all text tables and maps can be copied.
- The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) conducts a census for the whole of Australia every five years. A Sutherland Shire community profile is available from the last census in 2016. The ABS also has a Local Government Portal.
If you have trouble accessing any of these statistics online you can view them for free at any of our libraries.
Street name origins
You may guess that Kingsway was named in honour of the King of England, but what is Kyogle Place named after?
This document contains a historical register for the origins of over 2,000 current and historical road names in the Shire. It was compiled from a variety of historical references and sources including the local histories librarian, parish maps, deposited plans and land titles, internet searches, and from council archives.
In 1929, at the request of Sutherland Shire Council, Mr CR Wylie, designer of the Canberra coat of arms, was asked to design the Sutherland Shire flag. The Council at the time wanted to recognise Lieutenant James Cook and the significance of the Endeavour's first landing at Kurnell in 1770.
The flag is white, which because of Captain Cook's naval background, is charged with the red cross of St George to symbolise the naval ensign.
Upon the centre of the cross is a wreath of green laurel, surrounding the blue field (of the ocean), the globe of the world and two golden polar stars. The ocean, globe and stars were the arms of Captain Cook: 'in memory of his having explored and made discoveries in that Ocean [the Pacific], so very far beyond all former Navigators'. (part of the wording from the official blazon, or description, for the coat of arms).