Council aims to foster and enhance participation by all residents in the life of the community and the life of Council.
Council is committed to building and maintaining strong links with local women and women's organisations.
At the last Census (2006) the total proportion of females in the Camden population was 50.9%. Interestingly, when an analysis of aged groupings within the population is undertaken, the proportion of women increases dramatically in the higher age ranges (over 70yrs). Women (85 yrs +) make up 72.2% of the over 85yrs population. This compares the Sydney Statistical Division in which 63.8% of persons aged 85yrs+ are female. (ABS, 2006). This is reflective of the higher life expectancy experienced by women generally.
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Camden Council is committed to making significant investment into planning and ensuring the wellbeing of Women. Council is currently doing this in the following ways:
Women's issues cross a number of target groups and therefore their needs are considered in many of Council's strategic planning documents. Examples:
International Women's Day - Girl's Only Trivia Night
International Women's Day is held on 8 March each year to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of women, and to bring attention to the issues that still face women today.
Each year Council hosts an event to mark International Women's Day. For the past two years Council has facilitated the 'Girl's Only Trivia Night' funded through the NSW Premier's Department, Office for Women and supported from the Camden Wollondilly Domestic Violence Committee.
The Trivia night attracts an audience of over 300 women from a broad cross section of the Macarthur area. Work Collegues, social groups and friends make up teams of ten and enjoy a fun night out in a safe and supportive environment to celebrate International Women's Day.
For further information please contact Denise Pritchard, Community Project Officer on 4645 5009 or via email