Camden Council (New South Wales)

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Camden Council
New South Wales
Camden lga sydney.png
Coordinates34°03′S 150°42′E / 34.050°S 150.700°E / -34.050; 150.700Coordinates: 34°03′S 150°42′E / 34.050°S 150.700°E / -34.050; 150.700
Population
 • Density389.1/km2 (1,007.9/sq mi)
Established6 February 1889 (1889-02-06)[3]
Area201 km2 (77.6 sq mi)
MayorTheresa Fedeli (Liberal)
Council seatOran Park
RegionGreater Western Sydney
State electorate(s)Camden
Federal Division(s)
Camden council logo.jpg
WebsiteCamden Council
LGAs around Camden Council:
Wollondilly Liverpool Liverpool
Wollondilly Camden Council Campbelltown
Wollondilly Wollondilly Campbelltown

Camden Council is a local government area in the Macarthur region of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. The area is located south west of the Sydney central business district and comprises 201 square kilometres (78 sq mi) with an estimated population at the 2016 census of 78,218. The Mayor of Camden is Cr. Theresa Fedeli, a member of the Liberal Party.

Suburbs in the local government area[edit]

Suburbs serviced by Camden Council are: the

Demographics[edit]

The official population of Camden Council area as of 30 June 2016, is 80,476.[4] 26% of people in Camden Council area attended an educational institution in 2016. At the 2016 census there were 78,218 people in the Camden local government area, of these 49.0 per cent were male and 51.0 per cents were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.5 per cent of the population; slightly below the NSW and Australian averages of 2.9 and 2.8 per cent respectively. The median age of people in the Camden Council area was 33 years, which is significantly lower than the national median of 37 years. Children aged 0 – 14 years made up 23.9 per cent of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 10.6 per cent of the population. Of people in the area aged 15 years and over, 55.4 per cent were married and 10.2 per cent were either divorced or separated.[1]

Population growth in the Camden Council area between the 2001 census and the 2006 census was 13.35 per cent; and in the subsequent five years to the 2011 census, population growth was 14.25 per cent. At the 2016 census, the population in the Camden local government area increased by 37.9 per cent. When compared with total population growth of Australia for the same period, being 8.8 per cent, population growth in Camden local government area was in excess of four times the national average.[5][6][7][1] The median weekly income for residents within the Camden Council area was generally slightly higher than the national average.[1]

At the 2016 census, the proportion of residents in the Camden local government area who stated their ancestry as Australian or Anglo-Saxon approached 70% of all residents. In excess of 56.0% of residents in the Camden Council area nominated a religious affiliation with Christianity at the 2016 census, compared with the national average of 50.2%; and the proportion of residents with no religion was about half the national average. Meanwhile, as at the census date, compared to the national average, households in the Camden local government area had a low proportion (19.1 per cent) where two or more languages are spoken (national average was 22.2 per cent); and a very high proportion (81.2 per cent) where English only was spoken at home (national average was 72.7 per cent).[1]

Selected historical census data for Camden local government area
Census year 2001[5] 2006[6] 2011[7] 2016[1]
Population Estimated residents on census night 43,799 Increase 49,645 Increase 56,720 Increase 78,218
LGA rank in terms of size within New South Wales 39th Increase 28th
% of New South Wales population 0.82% Increase 1.05%
% of Australian population 0.23% Increase 0.25% Increase 0.26% Increase 0.33%
Median weekly incomes
Personal income Median weekly personal income A$566 A$690 A$821
% of Australian median income 121.5% 119.6% 124.0%
Family income Median weekly family income A$1,353 A$1,865 A$2,161
% of Australian median income 131.7% 125.9% 124.6%
Household income Median weekly household income A$1,465 A$1,727 A$2,047
% of Australian median income 125.1% 140.0% 142.4%
Selected historical census data for Camden local government area
Ancestry, top responses
2001[5] 2006[6] 2011[7] 2016[1]
No Data No Data Australian 31.1% Australian Decrease 27.0%
English 27.2% English Decrease 25.1%
Irish 7.2% Irish Increase 7.4%
Scottish 6.1% Scottish Decrease 6.0%
Italian 4.6% Italian Increase 5.0%
Country of Birth, top responses
2001[5] 2006[6] 2011[7] 2016[1]
Australia 79.8% Australia Steady 79.8% Australia Increase 80.2% Australia Decrease 77.4%
England 4.9% England Decrease 4.3% England Decrease 4.0% England Decrease 3.1%
New Zealand 1.3% New Zealand Decrease 1.0% New Zealand Increase 1.1% New Zealand Increase 1.3%
Italy 0.9% Italy Steady 0.9% Italy Steady 0.9% India Increase 0.9%
Scotland 0.9% Scotland Decrease 0.8% Scotland Steady 0.8% Philippines Increase 0.7%
China 0.5% China Steady 0.5% China Steady 0.5% Fiji Increase 0.7%
Language, top responses (other than English)
2001[5] 2006[6] 2011[7] 2016[1]
Italian 1.7% Italian Decrease 1.6% Italian Decrease 1.5% Arabic Increase 1.4%
Spanish 0.7% Spanish Increase 0.8% Spanish Increase 0.9% Italian Decrease 1.3%
Cantonese 0.7% Arabic Increase 0.7% Arabic Increase 0.8% Spanish Increase 1.3%
Arabic 0.6% Cantonese Steady 0.7% Cantonese Decrease 0.6% Hindi Increase 0.9%
Maltese 0.5% Croatian 0.5% Maltese Decrease 0.4% Mandarin Increase 0.7%
Religious affiliation, top responses
2001[5] 2006[6] 2011[7] 2016[1]
Catholic 33.5% Catholic Increase 34.7% Catholic Increase3 5.4% Catholic Decrease 34.4%
Anglican 30.9% Anglican Decrease 29.1% Anglican Decrease 28.3% Anglican Decrease 21.4%
No Religion 9.6% No Religion Increase 11.3% No Religion Increase 12.9% No Religion Increase 18.9%
United Church 4.8% United Church Decrease 4.0% United Church Decrease 3.5% Not Stated Increase 6.6%
Presbyterian
and Reformed
3.0% Presbyterian
and Reformed
Decrease 2.6% Presbyterian
and Reformed
Decrease 2.4% Uniting Church Decrease 2.4%

Council[edit]

Current composition and election method[edit]

Camden Council is composed of nine Councillors elected proportionally as three separate wards, each electing three Councillors. All Councillors are elected for a fixed four-year term of office. The Mayor is elected by the Councillors at the first meeting of the Council. The most recent election was held on 10 September 2016, and the makeup of the Council is as follows:[8][9][10]

Party Councillors
Liberal Party 4
Labor 3
Independents 2
Total 9

The current Council, elected in 2016, in order of election by ward, is:

Ward Councillor Party Notes
Central Ward[8] Robert Mills Independent Deputy Mayor[11]
Ashleigh Cagney Labor
Theresa Fedeli Liberal Mayor[12]
North Ward[9] Lara Symkowiak Liberal
Cindy Cagney Labor
Michael Morrison Liberal
South Ward[10] Eva Campbell Independent
Paul Farrow Labor
Peter Sidgreaves Liberal

Development[edit]

In Camden Council area there were 1,690 residential buildings approved to be built in the financial year 2017-18 Nov FYTD.[4] Being a significant part of the South-Western Sydney Growth Area, Camden Council represents a rapidly growing region which is expected[by whom?] to house a large portion of Sydney's population growth over the coming decade. To the north are residential developments including Oran Park (8,000 homes)[13] and Gregory Hills (2,600 homes),[14] whilst to the south are further developments of the Elderslie estate.

A Muslim group, the Quranic Society, made a development application in the Camden area for an A$19 million Muslim school with the capacity for 1,200 students. In May 2008 the Council voted unanimously to reject the application. After reducing its proposal to a school catering for 900 students, the Quranic Society took its case to the Land and Environment Court. The application was met with significant community protest;[15] and the application rejected by the Court on the grounds that the land chosen was suited to rural uses.[16][17]

Heritage listings[edit]

The Camden Council has a number of heritage sites, including:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Camden (A)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2017-18". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 27 March 2019. Estimated resident population (ERP) at 30 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Government Gazette Proclamations and Legislation - New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) - 6 Feb 1889". nla.gov.au. Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Camden Council area". .idcommunity. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d e f Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "Camden (A)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 November 2012.
  6. ^ a b c d e f Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Camden (A)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 November 2012.
  7. ^ a b c d e f Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Camden (A)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 November 2012. Edit this at Wikidata
  8. ^ a b "Camden Council – Central Ward". Local Government Elections 2016. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 19 September 2016. Archived from the original on 19 October 2016. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  9. ^ a b "Camden Council – North Ward". Local Government Elections 2016. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 19 September 2016. Archived from the original on 19 October 2016. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  10. ^ a b "Camden Council – South Ward". Local Government Elections 2016. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 19 September 2016. Archived from the original on 19 October 2016. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  11. ^ https://www.camden.nsw.gov.au/council/councillors/
  12. ^ https://www.camden.nsw.gov.au/council/councillors/
  13. ^ "Oran Park Town Official Website". Archived from the original on 15 October 2009.
  14. ^ "Gregory Hills Official Website". Archived from the original on 11 February 2010.
  15. ^ Murray, Elicia (22 April 2009). "Churches oppose Islamic school". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  16. ^ "Court rejects Sydney Islamic school". ABC News. Australia. 2 June 2009. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  17. ^ "Quranic Society seeks land sale". Camden-Narellan Advertiser. 13 March 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  18. ^ "Camden Post Office (Place ID 106176)". Australian Heritage Database. Department of the Environment. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  19. ^ "Macquarie Grove". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00493. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  20. ^ "Nant Gwylan and Garden". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00243. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  21. ^ "Camden Park Estate and Belgenny Farm". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01697. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  22. ^ "Raby". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01694. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  23. ^ "Denbigh". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01691. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  24. ^ "Gledswood". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01692. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  25. ^ "Harrington Park". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01773. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  26. ^ "Orielton". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01693. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  27. ^ "Studley Park". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00389. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  28. ^ "Camelot". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00385. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  29. ^ "Kirkham Stables and Precinct". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01411. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  30. ^ "Oran Park". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01695. Retrieved 18 May 2018.

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