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Did you know?

Did you know?

Interesting facts and figures

You'd be surprised how much the City of Sydney's staff do in a day, week, month or year! Here's a snapshot.

Our swimming pools attract more than 1.2 million visitors a year. Qualified instructors provide more than 5,300 swimming lessons each week.

Almost 1.5 million books, CDs and DVDs are borrowed from our libraries a year.

We deliver 65,000 meals per annum to elderly and disadvantaged people across the local area through the Meals on Wheels service.

Staff collect 40,000 tonnes of domestic waste a year, which equates to 327 kilograms of household waste per person (including 91 kilograms per person of recyclables, whitegoods and e-waste).

Over a year we remove 375,000 graffitti 'tags' and posted bills (enough to cover an area of almost 60,000 square metres).

The City collects 1,160 tonnes of leaves and litter each year from its parks.

Our world famous New Year's Eve celebrations explode 4,500 kilos of fireworks, and are watched by 1.5 million people around Sydney Harbour and by more than 1 billion people on TV around the world.

Every year, we maintain 665 kilometres of footpaths, approximately 330 kilometres of road, around 515 kilometres of kerb and gutter and around 65,000 road signs.

The City provides $8.5 million worth of services, programs and events for 1.8 million people a year at its 61 community facilities.

Last updated: Wednesday, 5 December 2012