Ku-ring-gai tops most advantaged list

Newly released statistics from the Australia Bureau of Statistics reveals Ku-ring-gai’s population is not just one of the most advantaged in the country, but also one of the most rapidly changing.

According to the Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage which is based on information supplied by people who took part in the 2016 Census, Ku-ring-gai is the most advantaged local government area in the country in terms of employment, income and level of education.

Ku-ring-gai Mayor Jennifer Anderson said that although the report released by the ABS “clearly showed that Ku-ring-gai residents lead what many would consider privileged lives, the Council still has much to do.

“Around 40% of our residents are migrants and many of these are non-English speaking, needing our help to build their lives here.

“The 2016 Census data also shows that we have far higher proportions of the very young and the very old and these age groups are set to increase in the next 20 to 30 years. Providing facilities and services for those aged over 80 and under 30 is at the forefront of our strategic planning,” she added.

Ku-ring-gai’s population projected to grow from 124,000 to over 130,000 in the next 20 years, and says Council, the multi-million dollar developments at Lindfield, Turramurra and Gordon are in response to those changing needs.

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