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Catherine Field
SydneyNew South Wales
Population: 1,586
Postcode: 2557
Location: 60 km (37 mi) south-west of Sydney CBD
LGA: Camden
State District: Camden
Federal Division: Macarthur
Suburbs around Catherine Field:
Bringelly Rossmore Leppington
Oran Park Catherine Field Varroville
Harrington Park Currans Hill Eschol Park

Catherine Field is a suburb of Sydney and part of the Macarthur Region in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Catherine Field is 60 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Camden Council.

History

The area now known as Catherine Field was originally home to the Muringong, southernmost of the Darug people. In 1805 John Macarthur established his property at Camden where he raised merino sheep.

Catherine Field Post Office opened on 1 July 1963 and closed in 1996.

Catherine Field was home to a theme park called El Caballo Blanco in the 1980s.

Population

According to the 2011 census, there were 1,586 residents in Catherine Field. 68.3% of people were born in Australia. The most common other countries of birth were Italy 3.8%, China 2.8%, Malta 2.3%, England 2.0% and Lebanon 1.1%. In Catherine Field, 64.9% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Italian 6.9%, Cantonese 4.2%, Maltese 2.8%, Arabic 2.5% and Serbian 1.9%. The most common responses for religion in Catherine Field were Catholic 48.5%, Anglican 14.6%, No Religion 10.6%, Eastern Orthodox 4.7% and Uniting Church 1.7%.

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