Glossodia, New South Wales

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Glossodia
New South Wales
Population 2,856 (2011 census)[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 (86%) were born in Australia and the most common self-identified ancestries were Australian (34%) and English (30%). 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