Rotary District 9685 is one of two districts covering the Sydney metropolitan area in Australia.
The District covers an area of almost 4,500 square miles (11,650 square kilometres). Its boundaries stretch from the Blue Mountains to the Sea north of Sydney Harbour, reaching across the Hawkesbury River and north to Toukley on the Central Coast. Within its boundaries are the business districts of North Sydney, Chatswood, Gosford, Penrith, and the Ryde industrial area.
The Blue Mountains define its western boundary, beautiful beaches define its eastern border, and rural communities make up its western and northern borders.
The District contains 74 Rotary Clubs and over 2,000 Rotarians.
Statistically, the District has approximately 1.45m people within its borders of median age 38. There are some 389,000 families and almost 589,000 dwellings. Some 2.7 people are in each household, including 1.8 children. Median weekly household income is $1,656; Median monthly mortgage repayments total $2,373; Median weekly rent is $388. Each dwelling has 1.6 cars.
Figures are estimated from 2011 Census data
Map boundaries represent the Greater Sydney area, courtesy Australian Bureau of Statistics
Rotary District 9685 comprises the upper part of the Greater Sydney area but the district’s boundaries are not depicted in that image
The full description of the district’s boundaries is: