Church Point, New South Wales

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Church Point
SydneyNew South Wales
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Church Point Post Office
Population 1,121 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 2105
Location 32 km (20 mi) N of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Pittwater Council
State electorate(s) Pittwater
Federal Division(s) Mackellar
Suburbs around Church Point:
Elvina Bay Scotland Island Clareville
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Church Point Newport
Ingleside Bayview Mona Vale

Church Point is a suburb in northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Church Point is 32 kilometres north of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Pittwater Council and is part of the Northern Beaches region.

History[edit]

Thomas Langford was the first settler in the area who acquired 40 acres (160,000 m2) in 1852. The area was originally known as Chapel Point because it was the site of a Wesleyan Chapel built in 1872 on land given by William Oliver.[2]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census, there were 1,121 residents in Church Point. The most common ancestries in Church Point were English 36.1%, Australian 24.0%, Irish 8.7%, Scottish 7.2% and German 2.8%. The median household income was $2,272, much higher than the national median of $1,234. Average monthly mortgage payments were $3,000, compared to the national average of $1,800.[1]

Transport[edit]

Pittwater Road is Church Point's main thoroughfare and ends in the suburb.

The Church Point ferry wharf is in McCarrs Creek Road near the post office from where the Church Point Ferry service departs to Scotland Island, Pittwater Youth Hostel, Lovett Bay and Elvina Bay.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Church Point (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  2. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 62

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°39′16″S 151°16′45″E / 33.6544°S 151.2791°E / -33.6544; 151.2791