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Ellis Lane
SydneyNew South Wales
Population 808 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 2570
Location 65 km (40 mi) from Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Camden Council
Region Macarthur
State electorate(s) Camden
Federal Division(s) Hume
Suburbs around Ellis Lane:
Cobbitty Cobbitty Cobbitty
Brownlow Hill Ellis Lane Cobbitty
Grasmere Grasmere Camden

Ellis Lane is a suburb of the Macarthur Region of Sydney in the state of New South Wales, Australia in Camden Council.


The area now known as Ellis Lane was originally home to the Gandangara people of the Southern Highlands although the Muringong, southernmost of the Darug people, were also known to inhabit the area. In 1805, wool pioneer John Macarthur was granted 5,000 acres (20 km²) at Cowpastures (now Camden). Ellis Lane is still primarily a rural locality.


At the 2011 census, there were 808 residents in Ellis Lane. The most common ancestries in Ellis Lane were English 33.0%, Australian 27.3%, Irish 10.2%, Scottish 6.6% and Italian 4.3%. The top responses for religious affiliation were Catholic 37.9%, Anglican 31.8%, No Religion 8.9%, Uniting Church 5.3%, and Presbyterian and Reformed 3.2%. School Education (8.1%) was the major industry of employment and other major industries included Building Installation Services 4.9%, Medical Services 3.6%, Land Development and Site Preparation Services 2.7% and Residential Building Construction 2.2%. The median household weekly income was $1,916, a lot higher than the national median of $1,234. In Ellis Lane, 100% of the dwellings were separate houses.

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