Currans Hill, New South Wales

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Currans Hill
SydneyNew South Wales
Currans Hill Pic.png
Population5,309 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)2567
Location60 km (37 mi) from Sydney CBD
LGA(s)Camden Council
RegionMacarthur
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 2016 census, there were 5,309 residents in Currans Hill. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.2% of the population. The median age of people in Currans Hill (State Suburbs) was 31 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 26.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 5.8% of the population. In Currans Hill (State Suburbs), 79.9% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were England 3.0%, New Zealand 1.4%, Philippines 1.1%, Chile 0.7% and FijI 0.6%. 82.9% of people spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Spanish at 2.1%. The most common responses for religion were Catholic 30.3%, No Religion 23.8% and Anglican 20.8%.[1]

Governance[edit]

Currans Hill is part of the central ward of Camden Council represented by Ashleigh Cagney, Theresa Fedeli (currently deputy mayor of Camden), and Rob Mills. Peter Sidgreaves is currently the local mayor. The suburb is contained within the federal electorate of Macarthur, represented by Michael Freelander (Labor), and the state electorate of Camden, currently held by Chris Patterson (Liberal).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Currans Hill (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. 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