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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Austral is 3,107, with a population density of 2.17 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Austral is bounded by a line consisting mainly of the transmission line in the north, the Sydney Water Supply Channel in the east, Bringelly Road in the south and Kemps Creek in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1818, with land used mainly for farming. In the late 1920s a soldier settlement scheme was set up, but was unsuccessful due to the Depression. The most significant development occurred during the post-war years. The population and dwelling stock have increased since the early 1990s.

Land use

Austral is a rural and township area. The area has remained one of small farms, with the only urban subdivision being in the township of Austral.

Major features

Major features of the area include Craik Park, Scott Memorial Park, West Hoxton Shopping Centre, Camp Austral and two schools.

Included areas

This small area encompasses most of the locality of Austral, with the remaining northern portion located in the Bringelly small area.