South Sydney LGA
South Sydney LGA is a 14.3 square kilometres area within the inner city of Sydney that stretches from Woolloomooloo in the north to just beyond Beaconsfield in the south (ABS 2006). In 2003, the ABS estimated the population in the South Sydney LGA to be 61 382, approximately a 10 per cent increase on the 1999 estimate. The population density had increased from 3886.3 per square kilometre in 1999, to 4288.5 in 2003, compared with only 8.4 persons per square kilometre for New South Wales. Hence, South Sydney appears to be an area steadily growing in population. The unemployment rate in 2003 was 6.1 per cent, compared with 6 percent for New South Wales, and 13 685 people were receiving income support11
in the South Sydney LGA (22.3%) compared with 22.2 per cent for New South Wales (ABS 2006). The average taxable income in this area in 2003 was $49 381, higher than the state average of $43 649.