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Grasmere - Ellis Lane & District

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Grasmere - Ellis Lane & District is 3,115, with a population density of 1.88 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Grasmere - Ellis Lane - Cawdor is bounded by the Nepean River in the north, Matahil Creek and the suburbs of Camden and Camden South in the east, Wollondilly Shire, Cawdor Road and Westbrook Road in the south, and Fosters Lane, Burragorang Road, The Old Oaks Road and Wollondilly Shire in the west.

Name origin

Grasmere and Cawdor are thought to be named after early properties in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the early 1800s, with land used mainly for farming. Growth took place in the late 1800s, although the area remained largely rural until the 1960s. Rapid growth took place from the early 1990s as large numbers of new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Grasmere - Ellis Lane - Cawdor is a rural and growing low density residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Carrington Centennial Hospital (Aged Care Complex), Sydney Water Pollution Control Plant (West Camden), the Nepean River, part of The Camden Bicentennial Equestrian Park, Camden Cemetery, Alice Reserve, Sickles Creek Reserve, Smalls Reserve, Sharpes Weir and one school.

Included areas

This small area encompasses the localities of Bickley Vale, Cawdor (part), Ellis Lane and Grasmere. Part of the locality of Cawdor is located in Wollondilly Shire.