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Clareville, New South Wales
Population 742 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 2107
Elevation 13 m (43 ft)
Location 36 km (22 mi) north-east of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Northern Beaches Council
State electorate(s) Pittwater
Federal Division(s) Mackellar
Suburbs around Clareville:
Avalon Beach Avalon Beach
Scotland Island Clareville Bilgola Plateau
Newport Newport

Clareville is a suburb in northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Clareville is 36 kilometres north-east of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Northern Beaches Council. Clareville is part of the Northern Beaches region.

Clareville is bordered by Avalon Beach, Bilgola Plateau and Newport. Clareville Beach and Taylors Point are localities within the suburb.


In the 1830s, two large land grants were made to a Catholic priest, Father John Joseph Therry (1790-1864), who had arrived in Sydney in May 1820. The grant included what is now known as Clareville. It is thought that the suburb has historically been accessed by the water. In the early 1920s, the area was subdivided and Sydney residents purchased holiday homes. In the 1950s, with the increase in motor car use, the area became a residential zone. Houses in the area are now expensive, with many having water frontages and views.


According to the 2016 census of Population, there were 742 people in Clareville. 73.5% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were England 10.7%, New Zealand 1.8%, United States of America 1.6%, South Africa 1.4% and Sweden 1.1%. 89.8% of people spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included German 1.5%, French 1.3%, Danish 0.9%, Turkish 0.9% and Arabic 0.8%. The most common responses for religion in Clareville were No Religion, so described 40.7%, Anglican 22.0%, Catholic 19.5%, Uniting Church 5.8% and Not stated 4.6%.

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