Carramar, New South Wales

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Carramar
SydneyNew South Wales
Carramar Railway Station 1.JPG
Carramar Railway Station
Population 3,431 (2011)[1]
Established 1926
Postcode(s) 2163
Location 30 km (19 mi) west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) City of Fairfield
State electorate(s) Fairfield
Federal Division(s) Blaxland
Suburbs around Carramar:
Fairfield Fairfield Fairfield East
Fairfield Carramar Villawood
Canley Vale Lansvale Lansdowne

Carramar is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Carramar is located 30 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Fairfield and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.

History[edit]

Carramar's name comes from an aboriginal word meaning "shade of trees". The first land grant in the area was made by Governor King in 1803. When the railway station opened here in 1924 it was called South Fairfield. However, the area had been known as Carramar since at least the 1850s and the name of the station was changed to Carramar in 1926. A post office was opened the following year as the local population began to swell.[2]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census of population, there were 3,431 residents in Carramar. 39.2% of people were born in Australia. The most common other countries of birth were Vietnam 13.0%, China 3.8%, Iraq 2.7%, Lebanon 2.1% and Fiji 1.7%. In Carramar 27.5% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Vietnamese 17.2%, Arabic 9.3%, Cantonese 4.2%, Spanish 4.1% and Mandarin 3.4%. The most common responses for religion in Carramar were Catholic 25.6%, Buddhism 16.8%, Islam 12.3%, No Religion 9.0% and Anglican 6.9%.[1]

Schools[edit]

Carramar Public School features an infants and primary school, although the school technically falls within the suburb of Villawood.[3]

Commercial areas and transport[edit]

Carramar has a small commercial shopping centre, and a small industrial area. Carramar railway station is on the Bankstown Line of the Sydney Trains network.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Carramar (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  2. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, p.146 ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 52
  3. ^ "Carramar Public School". NSW Department of Education & Training. Retrieved 2 May 2008. 

Coordinates: 33°53′10″S 150°57′52″E / 33.88605°S 150.96442°E / -33.88605; 150.96442