Clontarf, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales
|• Density||2,120/km2 (5,500/sq mi)|
|Area||0.8 km2 (0.3 sq mi)|
|Location||13 km (8 mi) north-east of Sydney CBD|
Clontarf is a suburb of northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Clontarf is located 13 kilometres north-east of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of Manly Council, in the Northern Beaches region.
Clontarf Beach, Sandy Bay, Castle Rock, Grotto Point.
The son of Queen Victoria, Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh visited Clontarf in 1868 where he was shot in the back by an Irishman, Henry James O'Farrell. Alfred was ingloriously saved because the bullet struck him at a point where his India-rubber braces, holding his trousers up, crossed over. The bullet was deflected around his rib-cage and did no major harm.
According to the 2011 census, there were 1,693 residents in Clontarf. 67.8% of people were born in Australia. The most common other countries of birth were England 10.5%, United States of America 2.3% and New Zealand 1.5%. The median household income in Clontarf was $2,740 per week more than double the national median of $1,234, and the highest in Australia. With high incomes, Clontarf residents also have high housing costs. The median mortgage payment was $4,000 per month compared to $1,800 for all of Australia.
- The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollen, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8
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