Sydney, New South Wales
|Population||7,193 (2016 census)|
|Elevation||98 m (322 ft)|
|Location||60 km (37 mi) SW of Sydney CBD|
Narellan Vale is a suburb of Sydney, in the Australian state of New South Wales. Narellan Vale is located 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.
The area now known as Narellan Vale was probably originally home to the Tharawal people, based in the Illawarra region, although the Western Sydney-based Darug people and the Southern Highlands-based Gandangara people were also known to have inhabited the greater Camden area. Very early relations with British settlers were cordial but as farmers started clearing and fencing the land affecting food resources in the area, clashes between the groups arose until 1816 when a number of indigenous people were massacred and the remainder retreated from direct conflict with the settlers.
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 until the mid-1980s when Sydney's suburban sprawl reached the town of Camden and Areas like Narellan Vale were Established.
In 1986 Narellan Vale was established and then two years later in 1988 Elizabeth Macarthur High school opened and then a few years later Narellan Vale Public School And St Clare's Catholic Primary School opened, the suburb was completed by 1998.
According to the 2016 census of population, there were 7,193 people in Narellan Vale.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.5% of the population.
- 82.6% of people were born in Australia. The nextmost common countries of birth were England 2.9% and New Zealand 1.6%.
- 88.1% of people spoke only English at home.
- The most common responses for religion were Catholic 31.2%, Anglican 25.4% and No Religion 21.8%.
- There was a high percentage of families with children (55.4%).
- The percentage of children aged 0–14 (23.2%) is substantially higher than the national average (18.7%).
- Like its neighbouring suburbs, there is also a very high proportion of detached houses in the area (96.6%).
There are three schools in Narellan Vale:
- Narellan Vale Public School
- St Clare's Catholic Primary School
- Elizabeth Macarthur High School
Narellan Vale lies in the central ward of Camden Council, currently represented by Theresa Fedeli, the current mayor of Camden, Rob Mills and Ashleigh Cagney. It sits within the state electorate of Camden, represented by Liberal's Peter Sidgreaves and the federal electorate of Hume represented by Liberal's Angus Taylor.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Narellan Vale (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
- "Narellan Vale Public School". Retrieved 29 January 2015.
- "St Clare's Primary School". Retrieved 29 January 2015.
- "Elizabeth Macarthur High School". Retrieved 29 January 2015.