Glossodia, New South Wales

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Glossodia
New South Wales
Population 2,856 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 2756
Location 68 km (42 mi) north-west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) City of Hawkesbury
State electorate(s) Hawkesbury
Federal Division(s) Macquarie
Suburbs around Glossodia:
East Kurrajong and Tennyson East Kurrajong East Kurrajong and Wilberforce
Tennyson Glossodia Wilberforce
North Richmond Freemans Reach Freemans Reach and Wilberforce

Glossodia is a semi-rural suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Glossodia is located 68 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the City of Hawkesbury.

History[edit]

Glossodia was formerly known as "Currency Creek" and its name was changed in 1922. The name Glossodia originates from a small genus of mostly purple orchids from Australia, which grow in the area.[2]

Population[edit]

According to the 2011 census, there were 2,856 residents in Glossodia. The majority of people were born in Australia and the most common ancestries were Australian and English. The top religious affiliations were Anglican 34.4% and Catholic 27.4%. Family households (86.6%) were the most common type of household, followed by single households (11.7%) and group households (1.7%)[1]

Landmarks[edit]

The suburb is home to Glossodia Public School. The area includes a day care centre, shops, and soccer fields, all within walking distance of the school. It is also the location of the Sydney Guide Dog Centre.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Glossodia (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Nichols, Michelle (2004). Pictorial History Hawkesbury. Kingsclear Books. p. 40. 
  3. ^ "Guide Dogs Centre | Guide Dogs NSW/ACT". Guidedogs.com.au. Retrieved 2012-05-17. 

Coordinates: 33°32′04″S 150°46′56″E / 33.53432°S 150.78231°E / -33.53432; 150.78231