Erskine Park, New South Wales

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Erskine Park
SydneyNew South Wales
ErskineParkNSWshops.jpg
Erskine Park Shopping Centre
Population 6,668 (2011 census)[1]
Established 1981
Postcode(s) 2759
Location 42 km (26 mi) west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) City of Penrith
State electorate(s) Mulgoa
Federal Division(s) McMahon
Suburbs around Erskine Park:
St Clair Colyton Minchinbury
St Clair Erskine Park Eastern Creek
Orchard Hills Kemps Creek Horsley Park

Erskine Park is a suburb of Sydney in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Erskine Park is located 42 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Penrith and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.

Erskine Park is a growing, predominately residential suburb with some industrial developments. The suburb has a high school, primary school and some local shops.

History[edit]

Erskine Park is named after James Erskine, Lieutenant Governor to Lachlan Macquarie, who was granted land in this area in the early days of the colony. James Erskine Public School The local school, is named in his honour. .[2]

Population[edit]

At the 2011 census, there were 6,668 residents in Erskine Park. This suburb has a younger population than average, with a median age of 31 and 22.6% of people aged 14 years or under. The most common ancestries in Erskine Park were Australian 27.9%, English 21.6%, Irish 5.2%, Filipino 4.5% and Maltese 4.5%. The top responses for religious affiliation were Catholic 42.0%, Anglican 20.8% and No Religion 10.9%. Top industries of employment included Road Freight Transport 4.4%, and Cafes, Restaurants and Takeaway Food Services 4.3%. The median weekly household income was $1,858 and this was higher than the national median of $1,234.[1]

Commercial area[edit]

The local shopping centre features a supermarket, hairdressers, newsagent, butcher, bakery, pharmacy, a popular family pizzeria named Gottie's and an Aldi.

An industrial area on the southern outskirts is known as the Erskine Business Park. It contains warehouses for DHL Supply Chain, Sony DADC, BlueScope Steel, Koorong Bookstore, Hasbro, Ceva and a Woolworths Liquor distribution centre. There is a large park located near the industrial area along the main road. There is a footpath that accommodates pedestrians and bike riders and there is a basketball/netball court.

Transport[edit]

Erskine Park is located near the junction of the M4 Western Motorway and Westlink M7 Motorway. There is a link road proposed from the Business Park to the Westlink M7.

Schools and churches[edit]

Recreation[edit]

A bike track runs from Erskine Park Road to Bennett Road in St Clair. A natural bush area in Erskine Park is used for riding dirt bikes and BMX bikes and camping.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Erskine Park (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  2. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 101

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°48′48″S 150°48′05″E / 33.81323°S 150.80143°E / -33.81323; 150.80143