Russell Vale, New South Wales

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Russell Vale
WollongongNew South Wales
Population 1,288 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density 652.5/km2 (1,689.9/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2517
Area 1.974 km2 (0.8 sq mi)
Location 7.180 km (4 mi) from Wollongong
LGA(s) City of Wollongong
State electorate(s) Keira
Federal Division(s) Cunningham
Suburbs around Russell Vale:
Woonona Woonona East
Russell Vale Bellambi
Corrimal East Corrimal

Russell Vale is a small suburb of Wollongong in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. It straddles the Princes Highway. The suburb is suggested to have been named after the son of Francis Peter MacCabe, Russell, who died in an accident; although "Russell" it is more likely to be named after the MacCabe property, Russell, the namesake of Francis McCabe's mother.[2]

Sporting amenities[edit]

Russell Vale is the home of the Russell Vale Golf Course, opened in 1986. It also comprises the soccer field of Cawley Park, the homeground of the Russell Vale Soccer Club.

Demographics[edit]

At the ABS 2006 census, Russell Vale had a population of 1,288 people,[1] an increase of 51 people or 4.1% from the 2001 census.[3]

Median family incomes in Russell Vale were below average for the Wollongong LGA at $1,121 per week,[1] compared with $1,149 per week[4] respectively. Despite this, housing costs in Russell Vale were substantially higher than in the rest of the Wollongong LGA, with median rents $20 per week greater and median mortgage repayments $89 per week greater.[1][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Community Profile Series : Russell Vale (State Suburb)". 2006 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 2011-06-21. 
  2. ^ "Russell Vale". Wollongong City Council official website. Wollongong City Council. 10 August 2010. Retrieved 4 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Community Profile Series : Russell Vale (State Suburb)". 2006 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 2011-06-21. 
  4. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Community Profile Series : Wollongong (Local Government Area)". 2006 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 2011-06-21. 

Coordinates: 34°21′29″S 150°54′04″E / 34.358°S 150.901°E / -34.358; 150.901