Blairmount, New South Wales

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Blairmount
SydneyNew South Wales
BlairmountNSWhouses.jpg
Housing estate in Blairmount
Population 482 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2559
Location 58 km (36 mi) southwest of Sydney
LGA(s) City of Campbelltown
State electorate(s) Campbelltown
Federal Division(s) Macarthur
Suburbs around Blairmount:
Catherine Field Eschol Park Eagle Vale
Currans Hill Blairmount Claymore
Blair Athol Campbelltown Woodbine

Blairmount is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 58 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Campbelltown. It is part of the Macarthur region. Its main road is Clydesdale Drive and its other streets are named after horse breeds.

History[edit]

The history of the region begins over 40,000 years ago and is contained in the continuing culture of the Tharawal people. The land still contains reminders of their past lives in rock engravings, cave paintings, axe grinding grooves and shell middens.

British settlers began moving into the area in the early 19th century, establishing farms and orchards on the fertile soil. In 1928, a Frank Young brought the property which was now known as Blairmount and turned it into a horse stud specialising in Clydesdale horses. The suburb began to be redeveloped into housing in the 1980s and a school was opened in 1983.[2]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census of Population, there were 482 residents in Blairmount. In Blairmount, 62.8% of people were born in Australia. The most common other countries of birth were England 3.7%, Samoa 2.7%, New Zealand 2.5%, Fiji 2.3% and Lebanon 2.3%. 64.5% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Samoan 5.0%, Arabic 4.4%, Hindi 2.9%, Spanish 2.3% and Italian 1.7%. The most common responses for religion in Blairmount were Catholic 39.5%, Anglican 16.0%, No Religion 6.9%, Islam 5.6% and Presbyterian and Reformed 3.7%. [1]

Schools[edit]

Blairmount Public School

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Blairmount (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "History of Blairmount". Campbelltown City Council. Retrieved 31 August 2007. 

Coordinates: 34°02′56″S 150°47′14″E / 34.04881°S 150.78734°E / -34.04881; 150.78734