Cobbitty, New South Wales

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Cobbitty
SydneyNew South Wales
Cobbitty is located in New South Wales
Cobbitty
Cobbitty
Coordinates 34°01′S 150°41′E / 34.017°S 150.683°E / -34.017; 150.683Coordinates: 34°01′S 150°41′E / 34.017°S 150.683°E / -34.017; 150.683
Population 1,060 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 2570
Location 60 km (37 mi) from Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Camden Council
Region Macarthur
State electorate(s) Camden
Federal Division(s) Macarthur
Suburbs around Cobbitty:
Greendale Bringelly Oran Park
Theresa Park Cobbitty Harrington Park
Brownlow Hill Camden Kirkham

Cobbitty is a village of the Macarthur Region near the town of Camden, southwest of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia.

The area is mostly farmland and location of an agricultural branch of Sydney University. At the southern end of the suburb, bordering the Nepean River is Camden Airport, a site for gliding and skydiving. The main road, Cobbitty Road, is home to "Cobbitty Primary School", a general store, a small cafe, and "Teen Ranch".

The area has views over the township of Camden. Cobbitty has a winery, "Cobbitty Wines" at the end of Cobbitty Road, just before Werombi Road. Macarthur Anglican School is in Cobbitty.

History[edit]

The area now known as Cobbitty was originally home to the Muringong, southernmost of the Darug people. Settlement began in the early 19th century following the establishment of John Macarthur's Camden Park Estate nearby.

Cobbitty Post Office opened on 1 May 1869 and closed in 1993.[2]

Demographics[edit]

At the 2011 census, Cobbitty had 1,060 residents. 80.6% of people were born in Australia. The most common other countries of birth were England 4.3%, Netherlands 1.7% and China 1.0%. The most common responses for religion in Cobbitty were Catholic 36.7%, Anglican 31.3% and No Religion 10.3%. The major industries of employment in Cobbitty included School Education 4.6%, Tertiary Education 3.2%, Building Completion Services 3.0%, Mushroom and Vegetable Growing 2.8% and Residential Building Construction 2.8%.[1]

Politics[edit]

Cobbitty 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 the local mayor. The suburb is in the federal electorate of Macarthur, represented by former marathon runner Pat Farmer (Liberal), and the state electorate of Camden, held by former mayor Geoff Corrigan (Labor).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Cobbitty (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 11 April 2008.