Campbelltown City CouncilCommunity profile

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About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Raby is 6,109, with a population density of 23.39 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Raby is bounded by the locality of Varroville in the north, the Hume Highway in the east, and Raby Road in the south and west.

Name origin

Raby is named after Raby Road, which was named after an early property in a nearby area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1820s, with land used mainly for farming. Significant development did not occur until the 1970s. Rapid growth took place during the late 1970s and 1980s, with growth slowing during the early 1990s. The population declined from the mid 1990s, a result of little change in dwelling stock and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Raby is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Raby Sports Complex, Burrendah Reservoir, Raby Shopping Centre, Blair Reserve, Heathfield Reserve, Kooringa Reserve, Mirage Reserve and two schools.