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About Randwick

Randwick was proclaimed a local government area on 22 February 1859. It was one of the first to be established in NSW after the City of Sydney. The boundaries that were set then are substantially the same as today's. Randwick became a city in 1990.

Historic Randwick City Town Hall

Our City's rich heritage is steeped in Australian history. Before European settlement, there was an extensive indigenous community living in this area. Visits to Botany Bay by Captain Cook, Captain Arthur Phillip and the First Fleet, and French explorer La Pérouse, link Randwick to the earliest days of European exploration and settlement.

 

Our heritage includes a close connection to the Federation of Australia, sports history, national defence and urban development. Randwick's rich cultural heritage is linked with the most successful artists of both the impressionist and contemporary art movements.

 

Community profile

 

The Randwick City Council community profile includes results from the 2006, 2001, 1996, and 1991 Censuses of Population and Housing.

 

It provides demographic information for the City of Randwick as a whole and for the following suburbs: Chifley, Clovelly, Coogee, Kensington, Kingsford, La Perouse-Phillip Bay, Little Bay, Malabar, Maroubra, Matraville, Randwick and South Coogee.

 

The Randwick City Council Community Profile is designed to inform community groups, business, investors, students and the general public. To achieve this, the Profile is formatted to present the data in simple, clear tables and charts with concise factual commentary.

 

View the Community Profile 

Community Atlas

 

Interactive maps showing the key socio-demographic characteristics for Randwick City, are available from the Community Atlas.  

Economic and Demographic Profile

 

The Randwick City Council Economic and Demographic Profile was developed by Council in conjunction with Lawrence Consulting.

 

It contains accurate demographic and economic statistical data in an easy to understand format that can be used by businesses for planning, investment and decision making and by the general community as a snapshot of the area where they live.

 

Visit our Business and Tourism page to see the the updated Randwick City Economic and Demographic Profile (April 2013).

More information

 

Council offers limited assistance including training sessions for not-for-profit community service providers. For information, please contact Council's Community Development section on 9399 0994.

 

Business and tourism

Randwick City's economy is complex and extends well beyond the boundaries of the City. The City falls within Sydney's 'Global Arc', Australia's key economic corridor which extends from Epping to Port Botany and Kingsford Smith Airport via Sydney CBD.

The NSW Government's Metropolitan Strategy identifies two key 'specialised centres' that underpin employment and Randwick City's economy: the Randwick Health and Education Precinct (UNSW and the Randwick Hospitals) and Port Botany and environs.

Randwick City's location and access to a well educated and diverse workforce provide many opportunities for a range of business types.

In this section you will find:

Economic and Demographic Profile

People walking at sunset

The Randwick City Council Economic and Demographic Profile was developed by Council in conjunction with Lawrence Consulting. The Economic and Demographic Profile (March 2011) (pdf 2.79MB) was the first comprehensive coverage and analysis of key economic, business and social indicators in Randwick City. It contains accurate demographic and economic statistical data in an easy to understand format that can be used by businesses for planning, investment and decision making and by the general community as a snapshot of the area where they live.

Due to the recent release of comprehensive Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data and statistics from the 2011 census, the Profile has been reviewed and updated to reflect current figures. The updated Randwick City Economic and Demographic Profile (April 2013) (pdf 2.31MB) also contains a comprehensive local employment section including journey to work data tabling workforce location, destinations and origins.

The Profile addresses 25 economic and demographic indicators under the six main headings:

  • Population and Income
  • Business Activity
  • Employment
  • Workforce
  • Housing and Investment
  • Property market and Land

It presents a fascinating read and highlights many economic strengths of Randwick City.

Randwick economic activity study

 

The Randwick Economic Activity Study 2008 presents an overview of Randwick City's local economy. It provides essential background economic data (such as journey to work data and the number/ types of businesses in operation); identifies future business and industry needs; and makes recommendations for future planning.

 

The Study focuses on the three key economic drivers in Randwick City: Randwick Health and Education Precinct (UNSW and the Randwick Hospitals); Town and Village Centres; and Industrial Lands (including Port Botany and surrounds).

 

Economic Activity Study  (pdf 6.36MB)

Economic Activities Study Appendix 1 (pdf 1.73MB)

Economic Activities Study Appendix 2 (pdf 3.58MB)

Economic Activities Study Appendix 3  (pdf 2.77MB)

Economic Activities Study Appendix 4 (pdf 586KB)

Economic Activities Study Appendix 5 (pdf 2.97MB)

Randwick economic development strategy

 

The Randwick Economic Development Strategy 2009 identifies key strategies and actions to develop and support local businesses and tourism and promote economic activity across our town centres and retail, commercial and industrial sectors.

 

Randwick Economic Development Strategy Final Report (pdf 2.73MB)

Other business and tourism resources

 

The Eastern Suburbs Business Enterprise Centre is an independent, community-based organisation that provides assistance to small business owners and operators.

 

The various chambers of commerce in Randwick City represent local businesses in the area, providing advice and networking opportunities.

 

Randwick City Tourism promotes and provides all the information that tourists require to visit and enjoy the Randwick area. 

 

Randwick City Tourism also has a website that provides all the information that tourists require to visit and enjoy the Randwick area.

 

Small Business NSW is a State Government website providing information for people starting or growing a small business including grants for women in business, aboriginal business programs, network clusters and business development mentoring.

 

Business in Sydney and NSW is the online resource of the Industry & Investment NSW State Department which provides business assistance, information and seminars.