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Grasmere
SydneyNew South Wales
Population: 1712
Postcode: 2570
Location: 65 km (40 mi) from Sydney CBD
LGA: Camden Council
Region: Macarthur
State District: Camden
Federal Division: Hume
Suburbs around Grasmere:
Brownlow Hill Ellis Lane Cobbitty
Brownlow Hill Grasmere Camden
Mount Hunter Bickley Vale Cawdor

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

History

The area now known as Grasmere 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). Grasmere is still primarily a rural locality.

Demographics

In the 2011 census, the suburb of Grasmere had a population of 1,712 people. The median age of residents was 54 and 39.1% of people were aged 65 or over. The majority of people were born in Australia and the most common ancestries were English, Australian and Irish. The top responses for religious affiliation were Anglican 36.0% and Catholic 35.2%. The median household weekly income of $1,025 was lower than the national median of $1,234.


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