Epping, New South Wales
Beecroft Road, from Epping Railway Station
|Location||18 km (11 mi) north-west of Sydney CBD|
|LGA(s)||Hornsby Shire, City of Parramatta|
Epping is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 18 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district in the local government areas of the City of Ryde, the City of Parramatta and Hornsby Shire. It is in the Northern Suburbs.
In 1792, Governor Phillip began the granting of parcels of lands to marines, and the area was referred to on Phillip's maps as the Field of Mars, Mars being the Roman god of War. It contained the area of what is now Epping, along with the surrounding suburbs of Ryde and Marsfield.
Epping railway station was originally called 'Field of Mars' and then was changed to Carlingford. In 1899 the suburb name of Epping was adopted after suggestion by a local landowner William Midson (1849–1924), after a town near Epping Forest in Essex, where his father was born. East Carlingford Post Office opened on 16 October 1889 and was renamed Epping in 1899.
Epping features a small shopping centre close to Epping railway station. The centre includes a large Coles supermarket on Rawson Street, and a large number of small businesses including newsagencies, pharmacies, Asian grocers and many restaurants. Other commercial and light industrial developments are also located in the surrounding area.
Until 2009 Epping featured some television production studios owned by the Seven Network.
Former Seven Network studios, now demolished
Epping is also well-serviced by bus facilities by Sydney Buses and Hillsbus. The M2 Hills Motorway runs along the northern border to the Sydney CBD. Epping Road is a major arterial road in the area that runs east from the railway station to the Pacific Highway.
- Chester Street Uniting Church
- Chinese Lutheran Church 
- Epping Baptist Church
- Epping Church of Christ
- Epping Gospel Chapel
- Epping Presbyterian Church
- Epping Seventh-day Adventist Church 
- North Side Chinese Alliance Church
- Northern Districts Chinese Christian Church
- Our Lady Help of Christians (Roman Catholic) Church
- Oxford St Uniting Church
- Presbyterian Reformed Church Epping
- St. Alban's (Anglican), St. Aidan's - West Epping (Anglican) - part of the Epping Parish
- St. Mark's Lutheran Church  Lutheran Church of Australia
- West Epping Uniting Church
- Arden Anglican School (formerly the Catholic girls' school Our Lady of Mercy College)
- Epping Boys High School (located in Marsfield)
- Epping Heights Public School
- Epping North Public School
- Epping Public School
- Epping West Public School
- Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Primary School
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2011 Census, Epping had a population of 20,227, of which 9,883 (48.9%) were male and 10,344 (51.1%) were female. Approximately 49.5% of residents living in Epping are Australian born and the majority of its migrant residents hail from China (11.7%), South Korea (6.6%), Hong Kong (6.1%), India (4.6%) and England (2.3%) respectively.
Epping is also known to be a more affluent suburb in its region, as evidenced by its higher median house prices compared to neighbouring suburbs, and the high proportion of professionals who reside in Epping (nearly double the Sydney average).
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Epping (NSW)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
- The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 100
- Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 01-06-2012
- Epping suburb profile @ domain.com.au
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