Bligh Park, New South Wales

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Bligh Park
New South Wales
Population 6,493 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2756
Location 58 km (36 mi) from Sydney CBD
LGA(s) City of Hawkesbury
Federal Division(s) Macquarie
Suburbs around Bligh Park:
South Windsor South Windsor Mulgrave
Londonderry Bligh Park Mulgrave
Londonderry Berkshire Park Windsor Downs

Bligh Park is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Bligh Park is located 58 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Hawkesbury and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region. The postcode for Bligh Park is 2756, which also covers the suburbs of Windsor, South Windsor, Windsor Downs and Ebenezer.

History[edit]

Bligh Park is named after William Bligh, as at the time of the Rum Rebellion the Hawkesbury settlers supported the then-deposed governor, while streets in the suburb are named after ships and people on the First Fleet.

Landmarks[edit]

Bligh Park has a small local shopping centre which includes a grocery store, a takeaway store, a chemist, a bakery and a newsagent. Bligh Park is also the home to Bligh Park Primary School, which opened in 1990. Bligh Park has two large sporting ovals: Bounty Reserve and Colonial. Both are used as training arenas for sporting clubs such as Bligh Park Cricket Club, Bligh Park Soccer Club and Windsor Wolves Junior Rugby League Club.

Population[edit]

According to the 2011 census of Population, there were 6,493 residents in Bligh Park. In Bligh Park, 86.4% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 3.4%, New Zealand 1.6% and Scotland 0.6%. 94.0% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Spanish 0.3%, Maltese 0.3%, Filipino 0.3% and Italian 0.2%. The most common responses for religion in Bligh Park were Catholic 32.4%, Anglican 29.2%, No Religion 16.1%, Uniting Church 3.7% and Presbyterian and Reformed 2.4%. [1]

Notable Residents[edit]

Ashton Irwin drummer of Australian pop-rock band 5 Seconds of Summer.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Bligh Park (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°38′17″S 150°47′56″E / 33.638°S 150.799°E / -33.638; 150.799