Carramar, New South Wales

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Carramar
SydneyNew South Wales
Carramar Railway Station 1.JPG
Carramar Railway Station
Population 3,550 (2016 census)[1]
Established 1926
Postcode(s) 2163
Location 30 km (19 mi) west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) City of Fairfield
State electorate(s) Fairfield
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Carramar:
Fairfield Fairfield Fairfield East
Fairfield Carramar Villawood
Canley Vale Lansvale Lansdowne

Carramar is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Carramar is located 30 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Fairfield and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.

History[edit]

Carramar's name comes from an aboriginal word meaning "shade of trees". The first land grant in the area was made by Governor King in 1803. When the railway station opened here in 1924 it was called South Fairfield. However, the area had been known as Carramar since at least the 1850s and the name of the station was changed to Carramar in 1926. A post office was opened the following year as the local population began to swell.[2]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2016 census of population, there were 3,550 residents in Carramar. 37.6% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were Vietnam 14.6%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 3.6%, Iraq 3.1%, New Zealand 2.6% and Lebanon 2.3%. 26.5% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Vietnamese 18.2%, Arabic 11.2%, Cantonese 3.7%, Mandarin 3.3% and Spanish 3.1%. Most common religious groups were Catholic 22.3%, Buddhism 15.4%, Islam 15.2%, No Religion 14.4% and Not stated 9.7%. Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (47.9%).[1]

Schools[edit]

Carramar Public School features an infants and primary school, although the school technically falls within the suburb of Villawood.[3]

Notable people[edit]

Commercial areas and transport[edit]

Carramar has a small commercial shopping centre, and a small industrial area. Carramar railway station is on the Bankstown Line of the Sydney Trains network.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Carramar (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2017. 
  2. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, p.146 ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 52
  3. ^ "Carramar Public School". NSW Department of Education & Training. Retrieved 2 May 2008. 
  4. ^ Walters, Rosaline (2014-07-29). "Carramar girl in running to be Bollywood star". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 

Coordinates: 33°53′10″S 150°57′52″E / 33.88605°S 150.96442°E / -33.88605; 150.96442