Campbelltown City CouncilCommunity profile

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About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Ruse is 5,707, with a population density of 21.98 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Ruse is bounded by the suburb of Leumeah in the north, Darling Avenue in the east, Georges River Road in the south, and Smiths Creek in the west.

Name origin

Ruse is named after James Ruse, the first person in Australia to successfully sow crops.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for farming. Significant development did not occur until the 1960s. Rapid growth took place during the 1970s and 1980s. The population declined slightly from the early 1990s, a result of little change in dwelling stock and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Ruse is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Smiths Creek Reserve, Cook Reserve, James Ruse Park, Mary Doherty Reserve, Stromio Reserve, Worrell Park, Ruse Village Shopping Centre and one school.