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Camden South

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Camden South is 4,640, with a population density of 10.86 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Camden South is bounded by Burragorang Road and the Camden Bypass in the north, the Nepean River and Navigation Creek in the east, Wollondilly Shire in the south, and the locality of Cawdor in the west.

Name origin

Camden South is named for the area to the south of Camden, which was named after Lord Camden, former Secretary of State for War and the Colonies. It was originally known as Benkennie.

Settlement history

Development of the area dates primarily from the post-war years. The population declined slightly between 1991 and 2006, a result of little change in dwelling stock and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling. The population and dwelling stock were relatively stable between 2006 and 2011.

Land use

Camden South is an established residential area, with rural land in the east.

Major features

Major features of the area include Belgenny Farm (Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute), Barker Reserve, Elizabeth Macarthur Reserve, Hayter Reserve, Ron Dine Memorial Reserve and Camden Rugby Park.