Campbelltown City CouncilCommunity profile

2016 Census data has been released and we are busy processing it to update this website. View our latest releases here.

Skip to content


About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Campbelltown is 12,845, with a population density of 11.53 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Campbelltown is bounded by the Hume Highway, Badgally Road, Kanbyugal Reserve, Campbelltown Road, Leumeah Creek and Burns Road in the north, Smiths Creek in the east, St Patricks College, St Johns Road, Hoddle Avenue, Bradbury Avenue, Appin Road, Therry Road, Gilchrist Drive and the southern railway in the south, and the Hume Highway, Maryfields Drive, Narellan Road, Blaxland Road, John Kidd Drive, Sophia Place, The Kraal Drive, Maryfields Drive and the suburb of Blair Athol in the west.

Name origin

Campbelltown was named by Governor Lachlan Macquarie in honour of his wife, Elizabeth Campbell.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the early 1800s, with the township proclaimed by Governor Macquarie in 1820 and surveyed by Robert Hoddle in 1827. Land was used mainly for farming. Population was minimal until the gold rush years and the construction of the railway line in the 1850s. The town grew slowly through the late 1800s and early 1900s. Significant development did not occur until the post-war years, with rapid growth during the 1970s and 1980s. The population declined slightly during the 1990s, and then increased between 2001 and 2011, a result of new dwellings being added to the area, particularly medium density housing.

Land use

Campbelltown is an established mixed-use area, with residential, commercial, industrial and institutional land use.

Major features

Major features of the area include the Campbelltown commercial and industrial area, The Mall Campbelltown, Macarthur Square Shopping Centre, Marketfair Shopping Centre, Campbelltown Hospital, Campbelltown Private Hospital, University of Western Sydney (Campbelltown Campus), TAFE NSW South Western Sydney Institute (Campbelltown College), Bethlehem Monastery, Franciscan Friary, Maryfields Day Recovery Centre, Japanese Tea House & Art Gallery, Council offices, Campbelltown Showground, Koshigaya Park, Mawson Park, Centenary Park, Gilchrist Oval, Hurley Park, Kanbyugal Reserve, Marsden Park, Payten Reserve, Valley Reserve, Waminda Oval, Centenary Lookout and numerous schools.