Currans Hill, New South Wales

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Currans Hill
SydneyNew South Wales
Currans Hill Pic.png
Population 5,030 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2567
Location 60 km (37 mi) from Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Camden Council
Region Macarthur
State electorate(s) Camden
Federal Division(s) Macarthur
Suburbs around Currans Hill:
Harrington Park Catherine Field Eschol Park
Smeaton Grange Currans Hill Blairmount
Mount Annan Mount Annan Campbelltown

Currans Hill is a suburb of Sydney in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is 60 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Camden Council and is part of the Macarthur region.

History[edit]

The area now known as Currans Hill was originally home to the Muringong, southernmost of the Darug people. In 1805 John Macarthur established his property at Camden where he raised merino sheep.[2]

People[edit]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 census, there were 5,030 residents in Currans Hill. This suburb has a young population, with the median age being 29. The number of children aged under 10 (21.2%) is almost double the national average. The majority of residents were born in Australia (81.1%), with the most common other countries of birth being England 3.6%, New Zealand 1.6% and Philippines 0.8%.[1]

Governance[edit]

Currans Hill is part of the north ward of Camden Council represented by David Funnell (currently deputy mayor of Camden), Cindy Cagney and Peter Johnson. Chris Patterson is currently the local mayor. The suburb is contained within the federal electorate of Macarthur, represented by Russell Matheson (Liberal), and the state electorate of Camden, currently held by former mayor Geoff Corrigan (Labor).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Currans Hill (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 April 2013.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "The History of Camden". Camden Council. Archived from the original on 3 April 2007. Retrieved 10 June 2007. 

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Coordinates: 34°02′27″S 150°46′07″E / 34.04084°S 150.76853°E / -34.04084; 150.76853