Cattai, New South Wales

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Cattai
Sydney
Arndell's cottage
Coordinates 33°33′22″S 150°54′43″E / 33.5561°S 150.91205°E / -33.5561; 150.91205Coordinates: 33°33′22″S 150°54′43″E / 33.5561°S 150.91205°E / -33.5561; 150.91205
Population 690 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2756
Location 63 km (39 mi) north-west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s)
State electorate(s) Hawkesbury
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Cattai:
Ebenezer Maroota South Canoelands
Wilberforce Cattai Glenorie
Pitt Town Maraylya Maraylya

Cattai is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Cattai is located 63 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district in the local government areas of The Hills Shire and City of Hawkesbury.[2]

Cattai is bounded in the north-west by the Hawkesbury River and is traversed by Cattai Creek to its confluence with the river. Apart from the natural endowments of the area, one of the outstanding landmarks is the brick farmhouse known as Cad-Die, located at the junction of Cattai Creek and the Hawkesbury River. This Georgian house was built in 1821 by Thomas Arndell, with further additions being made in the 1860s. It is now listed on the Register of the National Estate.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Race and religion[edit]

According to the 2011 Census, Cattai had a population of 690. A large majority of the population was born within Australia (84.4%), followed by those born in England (4.7%). [1] More than 70% of the area is Christian. [2]

Languages spoken[edit]

93.0% of the population of Cattai speak English. [3]

Age[edit]

More than 30% of Cattai's residents are between the age of 40 and 59. [4] Cattai's median age is 42.[5]

Wealth[edit]

41.4% of the population own their home, and the Median household income is $1,718 per week, which is $481 higher than the state average. [6] Cattai was ranked the 272nd most expensive suburb of NSW in 2015. [7]

63.2% of the people living in Cattai over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 26.7% are working on a part time basis. Cattai has an unemployment rate of 5.0%.[8]

Education and employment[edit]

More than 40% of the population completed year 12 or equivalent.[9] The main occupations of people living in Cattai are 20.8% Technicians & trades workers, 18.1% Managers, 15.8% Clerical & administrative workers, 14.0% Professionals, 7.9% Machinery operators & drivers, 7.9% Sales workers, 7.9% Labourers, 5.8% Community & personal service workers, 1.8% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.[10]

History[edit]

Cattai Post Office opened on 26 November 1906 and closed in 1994.[4]

Landmarks[edit]

Parks and recreation[edit]

Arndell's cottage
View from Cattai wharf

Schools[edit]

  • Cattai Primary School is located on 487 Cattai Rd, Cattai, and 'is a happy and safe rural school' that 'overlooks the Cattai Creek in a picturesque setting.'[11] Campus facilities;
    • 4 classrooms with interactive whiteboards
    • Computers, including a specialised computer room with access to the internet and classes that allow for more individualised tuition
    • School Library
    • 1 Administration Building
    • An upgraded playground with rubber based Soft Fall and mini goal posts for students use
    • Sports oval, with complementary large grass areas
  • Arndell Anglican College was originally established in 1990 at Threlked Drive, Cattai. It has since been relocated to Oakville, New South Wales. The school is of Anglican denomination.

Other[edit]

  • Riverside Oaks Golf Resort[12]
    • Riverside Oaks Golf Resort is set amongst 587 acres of pristine Australian bushland overlooking the magnificent Hawkesbury River and only a short 80 minute drive north-west of Sydney. The resort offers a unique wilderness experience amongst its stunning surroundings with luxury accommodation and a reputation for quality that attracts golfers, business events, families and weddings from Sydney, NSW, across Australia and around the world. Riverside Oaks Golf Resort has just recently opened 36 exceptional and first class resort rooms, including 6 executive suites.[13]

See Also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Cattai (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Gregory's Sydney Street Directory, Gregory's Publishing Company, 2007
  3. ^ The Heritage of Australia, Macmillan Company, 1981, p. 2/12
  4. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 1 June 2012.