Ruse, New South Wales

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SydneyNew South Wales
Ruse Village shops
Population 5,600 (2006 census)
Postcode(s) 2560
Location 52 km (32 mi) south-west of Sydney
LGA(s) City of Campbelltown
State electorate(s) Campbelltown
Federal Division(s) Macarthur
Suburbs around Ruse:
Leumeah Leumeah Kentlyn
Campbelltown Ruse Kentlyn
Bradbury Airds Kentlyn

Ruse is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 52 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Campbelltown.


Ruse was named after James Ruse, known as Australia's first farmer. Prior to the 1960s, the area was part of Kentlyn and mostly farm and bushland. The area was then declared open for development and turned into a residential housing estate. It was at this time the name Ruse was proclaimed. Other names were suggested, such as Fisher and Marlow, however the mayor of the day overturned these.[1]

Local infrastructure[edit]

The main street of Ruse is Junction Road, which contains the small Ruse Village Shopping Centre and Ruse Primary School. Both opened in the late 1970s and the school is notable for its hexagonal buildings. In between is Worrell Park which hosts rugby league matches including lower grade teams from the Western Suburbs Magpies.[1]


According to the 2006 census, Ruse recorded a population of 5,625 in 1,986 properties. There were higher than average numbers of people who owned their homes outright (34%) or were paying them off (47%) while the number of renters (15%) was almost half the national average. The median family income of $1350 per week was higher than the national average as was the median housing loan repayment of $1408 per month.[2]


  1. ^ a b "History of Ruse". Campbelltown City Council. Retrieved 7 June 2009. 
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Ruse (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 June 2009. 

Coordinates: 34°04′16″S 150°50′32″E / 34.0710°S 150.8423°E / -34.0710; 150.8423