Camden South, New South Wales

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Camden South
SydneyNew South Wales
Camden south NSW Australia 20070223.jpg
Aerial view of the suburb Camden South. Camden is towards the top of the picture, Remembrance Driveway is through the middle and the Nepean River is in the top right.
Population4,539 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)2570
Location65 km (40 mi) from Sydney CBD
LGA(s)Camden Council
State electorate(s)Camden
Federal Division(s)Hume
Suburbs around Camden South:
Cawdor Camden Elderslie
Cawdor Camden South Spring Farm
Cawdor Camden Park Camden Park

Camden South is a suburb of the Macarthur Region of Sydney in the state of New South Wales, Australia in Camden Council. It is to the immediate south of Camden, New South Wales and shares the same postcode 2570.

History[edit]

The area now known as Camden South was originally home to the Muringong, southernmost of the Darug people and the Gandangara people of the Southern Highlands. In 1805, wool pioneer John Macarthur was granted 5,000 acres (20 km²) at Cowpastures (now Camden). After the land was cleared, it was used for farming for most of the next 200 years until Sydney's suburban sprawl reached the town of Camden and modern suburbs like Camden South were subdivided into housing blocks.[2] [3]

Heritage listings[edit]

Camden South has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

People[edit]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2016 census of Population, there were 4,539 people in Camden South.

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.3% of the population.
  • 85.3% of people were born in Australia. The next most common country of birth was England at 5.1%.
  • 94.2% of people only spoke English at home.
  • The most common responses for religion Catholic 29.6%, Anglican 28.2% and No Religion 21.8%.[1]

Politics[edit]

Camden South lies in the south ward of Camden Council, currently represented by Chris Patterson (who is also the Mayor of Camden), Eva Campbell and Fred Whiteman. It sits within the state electorate of Camden, represented by Labor's Geoff Corrigan, the former Mayor of Camden, and the federal electorate of Macarthur, represented by Liberal's Pat Farmer, the former ultra-marathon runner.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Camden South (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 June 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "The History of Camden". Camden Historical Society. Archived from the original on 31 August 2007. Retrieved 20 March 2008.
  3. ^ "Aboriginal People and Place". City of Sydney. Retrieved 20 March 2008.
  4. ^ "Camden Park Estate and Belgenny Farm". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01697. Retrieved 18 May 2018.

Coordinates: 34°05′07″S 150°42′27″E / 34.08539°S 150.70744°E / -34.08539; 150.70744