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Sussex Inlet - Cudmirrah and Surrounds

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Sussex Inlet - Cudmirrah and Surrounds is 4,394, with a population density of 1.10 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Sussex Inlet - Cudmirrah & Surrounds is bounded by the locality of Tullarwalla and the Tullarwalla Inlet in the north, St Georges Basin and the Sussex Inlet in the east, the Tasman Sea and Berrara Creek in the south and the locality of Mondayong in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1860s, with land used mainly for dairy farming and timber getting. Population was minimal until the 1880s. Significant development did not occur until the 1960s. The population increased during the 1990s, and then was relatively stable between 2001 and 2011, a result of some new dwellings being added to the area, but a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Sussex Inlet - Cudmirrah & Surrounds is a rural and residential area, with residential areas located in the east. Predominate industries include retail and tourism with the majority of the workforce commuting to north to Nowra/Bomaderry or south to Milton/Ulladulla. Sussex Inlet and Berrara have a median age of 61 and 50 respectively and are 44km from Nowra and 46km from Ulladulla.

Major features

Major features of the area include St Georges Basin, Swan Lake, Conjola National Park, Sussex Inlet Aquatic Centre, Sussex Inlet Golf Club, Berrara Headland, Berrara Lagoon Reserve, Errol Bond Reserve, Finkemagel Oval, Jacob Elimoos Reserve, Sussex Inlet Lions Park, Third Avenue Reserve, Thompson Street Sports Complex, various beaches and one school.

Included areas

Sussex Inlet - Cudmirrah & Surrounds includes the localities of Berrara, Cudmirrah, Sussex Inlet and Swanhaven.