Bayview, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales
|Location||31 km (19 mi) north of Sydney CBD|
Bayview is an affluent suburb in northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 31 kilometres north of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Pittwater Council and is part of the Northern Beaches region.
Bayview takes its name from a description of its location, providing a ‘’view’’ across ‘’Pittwater’’. Governor Arthur Phillip took a short journey of exploration from Manly to this area in March 1788 and named it Pitt Water after William Pitt, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom at the time. Captain John Hunter prepared a map showing the bays and inlets in 1792.
One of the first settlers was Patrick Bryan, who built a house in 1821 on the current site of the Bayview Golf Links.
A number of tetrahedron tank traps can be found off Pittwater Road on the water side in Bayview. These tank traps are a little-known remnant of WWII defence along Sydney's Northern Beaches.
Demographics and Housing
According to the 2011 census of Population, there were 3,093 residents in Bayview. 71.0% of residents were born in Australia. The most common other countries of birth were England 10.7%, New Zealand 2.1% and South Africa 1.2%. 91.1% of residents spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included German 1.1%, Italian 0.8% and French 0.5%. The most common responses for religious affiliation were Anglican 33.3%, Catholic 21.3% and No Religion 20.7%.
Bayview has the highest Auction Clearance Rate in the local government area, Pittwater. Bayview houses also have the lowest average days on the market before selling in Pittwater.  Kara Crescent has the highest average house price in Bayview, with Pittwater Rd holding the highest priced individual house.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Bayview (NSW) (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 October 2013.
- The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 22
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