Bossley Park

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Bossley Park
Sydney
BossleyParkNSWmarconi.jpg
Club Marconi
Population 14,028 (2011)[1]
 • Density 3,120/km2 (8,070/sq mi)
Established 1890
Postcode(s) 2176
Area 4.5 km2 (1.7 sq mi)
Location 36 km (22 mi) west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) City of Fairfield
State electorate(s) Smithfield
Federal Division(s) McMahon
Suburbs around Bossley Park:
Horsley Park Wetherill Park Wetherill Park
Abbotsbury Bossley Park Prairiewood
Abbotsbury Edensor Park Greenfield Park

Bossley Park is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Bossley Park is located 36 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the City of Fairfield. Bossley Park is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.

The 2006 census records Bossley Park as having a resident population of 13,931 (of whom around half were born outside Australia) and an area of 4.5 km2.[2]

History[edit]

Bossley Park was named after John Brown Bossley (1810–72), an English chemist who purchased a large block of land on Smithfield Road. He named his property Edensor after a village in Derbyshire, England. When the area north of Edensor was subdivided in 1890, it became known as Bossley Park. The public school was built in 1890 and a post office in 1895. After World War II, Bossley Park received many migrants from Italy, who have since played a large role in the local community.[3]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census of Population, there were 14,028 residents in Bossley Park.

48.5% of people were born in Australia. The most common other countries of birth were Iraq (12.2%), Italy (4.5%), Vietnam (3.8%), Philippines (1.9%) and Chile (1.9%). 35.0% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Assyrian Neo-Aramaic (9.3%), Arabic (7.6%), Italian (7.2%), Spanish (7.1%) and Chaldean Neo-Aramaic (5.2%).

The most common responses for religion in Bossley Park were Catholic (52.7%), Buddhism (7.8%), Eastern Orthodox (6.2%), Anglican (5.8%) and Assyrian Apostolic (5.4%). [4]

Education[edit]

Bossley Park has a number of government schools including Bossley Park High School, Bossley Park Public School and Prairievale Public School. There is also the Catholic run Mary Immaculate Primary School.[5][6][7] .

Places of worship[edit]

  • Mary Immaculate Catholic Church
  • St Thomas the Apostle Chaldean Catholic Church
  • St Barnabas' Anglican Church [8]

Bossley Park residents are predominantly Catholic (Latin and Eastern), Assyrian Orthodox and Anglican.

Sport and recreation[edit]

Marconi Stadium, opened in 1956, is the home stadium of the Marconi Stallions.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Bossley Park (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "2006 Census Community Profile Series : Bossley Park (State Suburb)". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 
  3. ^ "Bossley Park". Fairfield City Council. Retrieved 11 June 2008. 
  4. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Bossley Park (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Bossley Park High School". NSW Department of Education. Retrieved 11 June 2008. 
  6. ^ "Bossley Park Public School". NSW Department of Education. Retrieved 11 June 2008. 
  7. ^ "Prairievale Public School". NSW Department of Education. Retrieved 11 June 2008. 
  8. ^ http://www.stbarnabasonline.com

Coordinates: 33°51′48″S 150°53′01″E / 33.86341°S 150.88364°E / -33.86341; 150.88364