Camden South, New South Wales

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Camden South
SydneyNew South Wales
Camden south NSW Australia 20070223.jpg
Aerial view of the suburb Camden South. Camden is towards the top of the picture, Remembrance Driveway is through the middle and the Nepean River is in the top right.
Population 4,343 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 2570
Location 65 km (40 mi) from Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Camden Council
State electorate(s) Camden
Federal Division(s) Macarthur
Suburbs around Camden South:
Cawdor Camden Elderslie
Cawdor Camden South Spring Farm
Cawdor Camden Park Camden Park

Camden South is a suburb of the Macarthur Region of Sydney in the state of New South Wales, Australia in Camden Council. It is to the immediate south of Camden, New South Wales and shares the same postcode 2570.

History[edit]

The area now known as Camden South was originally home to the Muringong, southernmost of the Darug people and the Gandangara people of the Southern Highlands. In 1805, wool pioneer John Macarthur was granted 5,000 acres (20 km²) at Cowpastures (now Camden). After the land was cleared, it was used for farming for most of the next 200 years until Sydney's suburban sprawl reached the town of Camden and modern suburbs like Camden South were subdivided into housing blocks.[2] [3]

People[edit]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census of Population, there were 4,343 residents in Camden South. 84.1% of people were born in Australia. The most common other countries of birth were England 5.6%, New Zealand 1.2% and Scotland 1.0%. 93.9% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Spanish 0.4%, Arabic 0.3% and Italian 0.3%. The most common responses for religion in Camden South (State Suburbs) were Anglican 33.1%, Catholic 31.4% and No Religion 13.4%. [1]

Politics[edit]

Camden South lies in the south ward of Camden Council, currently represented by Chris Patterson (who is also the Mayor of Camden), Eva Campbell and Fred Whiteman. It sits within the state electorate of Camden, represented by Labor's Geoff Corrigan, the former Mayor of Camden, and the federal electorate of Macarthur, represented by Liberal's Pat Farmer, the former ultra-marathon runner.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Camden South (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "The History of Camden". Camden Historical Society. Retrieved 20 March 2008. 
  3. ^ "Aboriginal People and Place". City of Sydney. Retrieved 20 March 2008. 

Coordinates: 34°05′07″S 150°42′27″E / 34.08539°S 150.70744°E / -34.08539; 150.70744