Catherine Field, New South Wales

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Catherine Field
SydneyNew South Wales
Population 1,586 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 2557
Location 60 km (37 mi) south-west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Camden
State electorate(s) Camden
Federal Division(s) Macarthur, Werriwa
Suburbs around Catherine Field:
Bringelly Rossmore Leppington
Oran Park Catherine Field Varroville
Harrington Park Currans Hill Eschol Park

Catherine Field is a suburb of Sydney and part of the Macarthur Region in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Catherine Field is 60 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Camden Council.

History[edit]

The area now known as Catherine Field was originally home to the Muringong, southernmost of the Darug people. In 1805 John Macarthur established his property at Camden where he raised merino sheep.[2]

Catherine Field Post Office opened on 1 July 1963 and closed in 1996.[3]

Catherine Field was home to a theme park called El Caballo Blanco in the 1980s.

Population[edit]

According to the 2011 census, there were 1,586 residents in Catherine Field. 68.3% of people were born in Australia. The most common other countries of birth were Italy 3.8%, China 2.8%, Malta 2.3%, England 2.0% and Lebanon 1.1%. In Catherine Field, 64.9% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Italian 6.9%, Cantonese 4.2%, Maltese 2.8%, Arabic 2.5% and Serbian 1.9%. The most common responses for religion in Catherine Field were Catholic 48.5%, Anglican 14.6%, No Religion 10.6%, Eastern Orthodox 4.7% and Uniting Church 1.7%.[1]

Politics[edit]

Catherine Field is part of the north ward of Camden Council represented by David Funnell (currently deputy mayor of Camden), Cindy Cagney and Peter Johnson. Chris Patterson is currently the local mayor. The suburb is contained within the federal electorate of Macarthur, represented by former ultra-marathon runner Pat Farmer (Liberal), and the state electorate of Camden, currently held by former mayor Geoff Corrigan (Labor).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Catherine Field (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "The History of Camden". Camden Council. Retrieved 10 June 2007. 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 11 April 2008. 

Coordinates: 33°59′00″S 150°45′36″E / 33.9833°S 150.7600°E / -33.9833; 150.7600