Cremorne Point, New South Wales

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Cremorne Point
SydneyNew South Wales
Cremorne Point Ferry Wharf being visited by a ferry.
Cremorne Point Ferry Wharf
Population 1,978 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2090
Location 6 km (4 mi) north of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) North Sydney Council
State electorate(s) North Shore
Federal Division(s) Warringah
Suburbs around Cremorne Point:
Neutral Bay Cremorne Mosman
Neutral Bay Cremorne Point Mosman
Mosman

Cremorne Point is a harbourside suburb on the lower North Shore of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Cremorne is located 6 kilometres north of the Sydney central business district, in the local government areas of North Sydney Council.

Cremorne Point shares the postcode of 2090 with Cremorne, a separate suburb to the north. Cremorne Point sits on Sydney Harbour between Shell Cove and Mosman Bay. Cremorne Junction is a locality within the suburb of Cremorne.

Etymology and history[edit]

Cremorne was named after the Cremorne Gardens in London, a popular pleasure ground in England, which derives from Gaelic words meaning 'boundary' and 'chieftain'.[2] Robertsons Point was named after James Robertson who was granted 35 hectares there in 1820. He was the father of Premier Sir John Robertson.

James Milson Jnr (1814-1903), son of James Milson (1785-1872) who had owned much land in nearby Milsons Point, was a merchant and a pastoralist in NSW and Queensland. In time he greatly expanded the family's land holdings in the lower North Shore, including the 1853 purchase of the Cremorne peninsula. The sale of this land for residential blocks in the last years of the 19th and early years of the 20th centuries proved to be especially profitable. Much to Milson's disgust, the courts prevented him from selling building blocks running right to the water's edge and Cremorne is consequently one of the few Sydney Harbour peninsulas with a public, waterfront park running around its edges. The last of the family's holdings in the lower North Shore area were resumed in the early 1920s for the construction of the Harbour Bridge and associated roadways.[3]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census, there were 1,978 residents in Cremorne Point. Of these:[1]

  • More than half (60.7%) of people were born in Australia; the next most common countries of birth were England 8.4%, South Africa 2.8% and United States of America 2.5%. Most people (81.5%) spoke English at home; the next most common languages were French 1.4%, German 1.3%, and Italian 1.2%.
  • The residents were somewhat older than the norm for Australia; their median age was 43 years, compared to the national median of 37 years. Children aged under 15 years made up 12.9% of the population (national average is 19.3%) and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.0% of the population (national average is 14.0%).
  • The median household weekly income in Cremorne Point was $2,530, a little more than double the national median of $1,234.
  • The great majority (80.4%) of the occupied private dwellings in Cremorne Point were flats, units or apartments. This is significantly higher than the national average of 13.6% for these dwelling types.
  • The most common response when asked about religious affiliation was "no religion" (28.5%), followed by Anglican 21.9%, and Catholic 21.4%.

Transport[edit]

Cremorne Point has a ferry wharf located on the peninsula's south-west. It was partially sunk in storms on 9 June 2007[4] and operational again on 15 September 2007.[5]

At the 2011 census, 31.7% of employed people travelled to work on public transport and 44.8% by car (either as driver or as passenger).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Cremorne Point (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  2. ^ http://about.nsw.gov.au/view/suburb/Cremorne/
  3. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 174
  4. ^ "Cremorne wharf collapses". The Sydney Morning Herald. 10 June 2007. 
  5. ^ "Cremorne Point Wharf reopens Saturday 15 September 2007". 

Coordinates: 33°50′27″S 151°13′40″E / 33.84076°S 151.22789°E / -33.84076; 151.22789