Balgowlah Heights

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Balgowlah Heights
SydneyNew South Wales
Population 3,268 (2011)[1]
Established 1832
Postcode(s) 2093
Location 11 km (7 mi) north-east of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Manly Council
State electorate(s) Manly
Federal Division(s) Warringah
Suburbs around Balgowlah Heights:
Balgowlah Balgowlah Fairlight
Seaforth Balgowlah Heights
Clontarf North Harbour

Balgowlah Heights is a suburb of northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 11 kilometres north-east of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of Manly Council, in the Northern Beaches region. Balgowlah Heights shares the postcode 2093 with the adjacent Balgowlah and North Balgowlah.

Situated on a ridge up to 80 metres above North Harbour and Middle Harbour, some houses have panoramic views of the harbour, Eastern Suburbs and Spit Bridge. The suburb features remnant Sydney Harbour bushland, contained in the National Park around Dobroyd Head and Grotto Point. Tania Park at the eastern fringe offers relaxed recreation and one can watch the Manly ferry cut its way to Circular Quay.

History[edit]

Balgowlah was named in 1832 after an Aboriginal word meaning north harbour in reference to its position on Port Jackson. The area was not developed until the 1960s.[2]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census of Population, there were 3,268 residents in Balgowlah Heights. 67.9% of residents were born in Australia. The most common other countries of birth were England 11.9%, South Africa 2.8% and New Zealand 2.3%. 87.9% of residents spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Greek 1.9%, German 0.9% and Italian 0.9%. The most common responses for religious affiliation were Anglican 31.2%, Catholic 23.6% and No Religion 21.8%.[1]

Schools[edit]

Balgowlah Heights Public School

Commercial area[edit]

Politics[edit]

Balgowlah Heights is in the federal electorate of Warringah (a seat held by Tony Abbott of the Liberal Party of Australia), the state electorate of Manly (a seat held by Liberal Party MP Michael Baird) and is within the local council area of Manly.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Balgowlah Heights (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  2. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8

Coordinates: 33°48′23″S 151°15′24″E / 33.8064°S 151.2568°E / -33.8064; 151.2568