Sydney, New South Wales
|Population||17,624 (2021 census)|
|Elevation||92 m (302 ft)|
|Location||59 km (37 mi) from Sydney CBD|
Oran Park is a suburb of south-west Sydney, within the Macarthur Region, in the state of New South Wales, Australia in Camden Council. The suburb is often used as an example of urban sprawl.
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The area now known as Oran Park 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. The Oran Park Town housing development replaced Oran Park Raceway, which stood from 1962 – 2010. The circuit hosted the Australian Grand Prix in its pre-Formula One era and rounds of the Australian Touring Car Championship, later known as the Supercars Championship.
Oran Park has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
Oran Park has a shopping centre named Oran Park Podium.
According to the 2021 census, there were 17,624 residents in Oran Park. 62.2% of residents were born in Australia. 56.4% of residents spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Punjabi 3.8%, Hindi 2.9%, Nepali 2.7% and Spanish 2.3%, The most common responses for religious affiliation were Catholic 28.9%, No Religion 19.8%, Hinduism 9.7%, Anglican 8.3% and Anglican 8.3%. Top ancestries include Australian (23%), English (18.8%), Indian (8.8%), Italian (6.9%) and Irish (4.3%).
Oran Park 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 Mike Freelander of the Labor Party, and the state electorate of Camden, currently held by Peter Sidgreaves of the Liberal Party.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Oran Park (State Suburb)". 2021 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
- "The History of Camden". Camden Council. Archived from the original on 3 April 2007. Retrieved 10 June 2007.
- "Oran Park". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Department of Planning & Environment. H01695. Retrieved 18 May 2018. Text is licensed by State of New South Wales (Department of Planning and Environment) under CC-BY 4.0 licence.