Sutton, New South Wales

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New South Wales
Oakhill, near Sutton, New South Wales.jpg
Oak Hill, southwest of Sutton on Majura Lane
Sutton is located in New South Wales
Coordinates 35°09′00″S 149°15′00″E / 35.15000°S 149.25000°E / -35.15000; 149.25000Coordinates: 35°09′00″S 149°15′00″E / 35.15000°S 149.25000°E / -35.15000; 149.25000
Population 229 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2620
LGA(s) Yass Valley Council
County Murray
State electorate(s) Goulburn
Federal Division(s) Eden-Monaro

Sutton, meaning 'South Settlement' in Saxon, is a small village in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia in Yass Valley Shire. It is situated on the west bank of the Yass River, about 17 kilometres south of Gundaroo, near the Federal Highway, not far from Canberra. It had a population of 229 people in the 2011 census, and it has a primary school, a general store, an estate agent, a rural supply store and a baker. Sutton has its own volunteer Bush Fire Brigade located in the village.

Sutton contains many young families: the median age is 35, children aged under 15 years made up 28% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 6% of the population. Of the families in Sutton, 56% were couple families with children, 34% were couple families without children and 10% were one-parent families.[1]

Sutton's surrounding area is about 50 kilometres across[citation needed] and is bordered by the Australian Capital Territory, Wamboin and Gundaroo. Sutton Park, NSW is about 5 minutes from Sutton. It has a population of around 180 people.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Sutton (L) (Urban Centres and Localities)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "As The Cocky Flies". Geoscience Australia. 24 Aug 2007. Retrieved 17 Nov 2009.