Horsley is a suburb in Wollongong. It is the
location of the new Dapto Primary school and a
community centre. Horsley has expanded since
1999 and contains many newly developed
houses. As of the 2006 Census Night there
were 6,798 persons counted in Horsley, 49.6%
were males and 50.4% were females. Of the
total population 1.5% were of Indigenous origin.
The previous Dapto primary school was moved
here in 2004.
Horsley has a small shop area. It is surrounded
by parkland, skatepark grounds and playing
fields to the east (in the narrow area separating
it from Dapto, and farmland to the north, west
and south. West of Horsley is Mount Bong Bong,
part of the Illawarra escarpment range and the
Dapto cliffs, providing a towering backdrop.
Much of the land about is the last remaining
land available to housing developers and much
growth is possible. There is a shooting range
west of Horsley reached via Bong Bong Road.