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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Elderslie is 6,200, with a population density of 12.60 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Elderslie is bounded by Narellan Creek, Kirkham Lane and Camden Valley Way in the north, the Camden Golf Club, Lodges Road and generally by the transmission line in the east, the Camden Bypass in the south, and the Nepean River in the west.

Name origin

Elderslie was originally known as Ellerslie, which was named after an original property in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the early 1800s, with land used mainly for farming. The area remained largely rural until the 1950s. Significant development did not take place until the 1980s. The population increased during the early 1990s, and then was relatively stable between 1996 and 2006, a result of little change in dwelling stock. Rapid growth took place between 2006 and 2011 as large numbers of new dwellings were added to the area. Growth is expected to continue as the remaining areas are released for residential development.

Land use

Elderslie is a developing residential area, with undeveloped areas in the west and north-west.

Major features

Major features of the area include the Nepean River, Curry Reserve, Elizabeth Scott Reserve, Harrington Green, Herberts Hill Reserve, Hilder Reserve, Kirkham Park, Lowe Reserve, Merino Reserve, River Road Reserve and several schools.