Celebrating the City

The City of Sydney lies on the land of the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. Our community is now home to people from nearly 200 nationalities. Just under half of all our residents are born overseas - higher than the average for the rest of Sydney.

We celebrate our diversity through cultural programs, festivals and events throughout the year.

The City is home to a growing number of families. Between 2001 and 2011 family households increased by 45 per cent.

There are more than 600 people on the waiting list for a spot at one of the City-operated child care centres, and we know that privately run centres have similar waiting lists. That's why I committed $55 million to urgently fund new child care centres.

We have a large Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, with a proud history and continuing presence.

Residents from across the City earn a wide range of incomes, with 20 per cent of residents in the lowest quarter of income earners, and 40 per cent in the highest quarter.

There are over 10,000 social housing properties in the City of Sydney, more than any other local government area in the country.

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