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Claymore shopping centre
Claymore is located in New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
Population 2,644 (2016 census)
Established 1978
Postcode(s) 2559
Location 54 km (34 mi) SW of Sydney
LGA(s) City of Campbelltown
State electorate(s) Campbelltown
Federal Division(s) Macarthur
Suburbs around Claymore:
Eagle Vale Eagle Vale Woodbine
Blairmount Claymore Woodbine
Blairmount Campbelltown Woodbine

Claymore is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Claymore is located 54 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Campbelltown and is part of the Macarthur region. The majority of housing in Claymore is owned by Housing NSW. The streets are named after Australian artists.


The area now known as Claymore was originally home to the Tharawal people. British settlers began moving into the area in the early 19th century, establishing farms and orchards. By the 1970s, the expansion of Sydney was great enough for developers to look at the area around Campbelltown. The Housing Commission of New South Wales undertook a large public housing development in the Claymore area. Originally the suburb was to be called Badgally after a local homestead, but the council backed off over concerns that the "Bad" part of the name could give the area a "bad" name. They chose Claymore after another local property, although that was also contentious since the name had very little history in the area. The first residents moved in during 1978.


According to the 2016 census, Claymore had a population of 2,644 people.

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 7.9% of the population.
  • 57.3% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were New Zealand 5.1% and Samoa 4.3%.
  • 56.8% of people spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Samoan at 9.1%.
  • The median age is 23, compared to the national median of 38, with 33.2% of the population aged 14 or under.
  • The median household income is $698 per week, less than half of the national average median of $1,486.
  • 94.4% of houses were rented, compared to the national average of 30.9%. There are no houses that were owned outright or with a mortgage.


Claymore has a WorkVentures Connect Centre and the Kalon House of Welcome is managed by the Catholic church.

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