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Orangeville - Werombi and District

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Orangeville - Werombi and District is 3,211, with a population density of 0.32 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Orangeville - Werombi & District is bounded by the locality of Silverdale and the southern edge of Gulguer Nature Reserve in the north, the Nepean River and Sickles Creek in the east, Burragorang Road, Mount Hunter Rivulet, Flaggy Creek, Tabers Creek, the locality of The Oaks and Silverdale Road in the south, and Werriberri Creek in the west.

Name origin

Orangeville was named to describe the area in the late 1880s with many orange orchards. Werombi is thought to be named from an Aboriginal word meaning "flying fox".

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the early 1800s when farms and orchards were established. Some growth took place in the late 1800s. The most significant development occurred during the post-war years. The population was relatively stable during the 1990s, with growth occurring between 2001 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Orangeville - Werombi & District is a rural and rural-residential area. The area is well known for cattle, horse and deer properties.

Major features

Major features of the area include Burragorang State Conservation Area, University of Sydney Camden Campuses (Camden Farms, May Farm, Mount Hunter Farm and Westwood), Canaan of God's Comfort Evangelical Sisterhood of Mary, Brownlow Hill Homestead and Woodlands Historic Estate.

Included areas

This small area encompasses the localities of Brownlow Hill, Orangeville, Theresa Park and Werombi.