Girraween, New South Wales

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Girraween
SydneyNew South Wales
Girraween Public School.JPG
Girraween Public School
Population 4,693 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2145
Location 30 km (19 mi) west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) City of Holroyd
State electorate(s) Parramatta
Federal Division(s) Greenway
Suburbs around Girraween:
Toongabbie Toongabbie Toongabbie
Toongabbie Girraween Pendle Hill
Pemulwuy Greystanes Greystanes

Girraween is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Girraween is located 30 km west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Holroyd and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.

History[edit]

Girraween is an Aboriginal word meaning place of flowers. This area was part of the estate of D'Arcy Wentworth, who was honoured in the naming of the nearby suburb of Wentworthville.[2]

Population[edit]

At the 2011 census, there were 4,693 residents in Girraween. Just under half (44.6%) of people were born in Australia, with the top other countries of birth being India 15.8%, Sri Lanka 9.8% and Malta 3.6%. In Girraween, 59.4% of people spoke a language other than English at home. The most common other languages spoken were Tamil 16.2%, Hindi 4.2% and Maltese 3.5%. The top responses for religious affiliation were Catholic 28.1%, Hinduism 27.5% and Anglican 8.2%.[1]

Transport[edit]

Girraween is serviced by the Hills Bus 705 bus route from Toongabbie to Parramatta. There is no railway station although it is a short walk through Civic Park, to Pendle Hill railway station.

Schools[edit]

Sport and recreation[edit]

  • Girraween Eagles and Girraween Park.
  • Civic Park, just over the eastern border in Pendle Hill has a basketball court, a netball court, tennis courts, barbecue areas and a playground area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Girraween (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 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 108

Coordinates: 33°48′05″S 150°56′35″E / 33.80128°S 150.94305°E / -33.80128; 150.94305