Hebersham, New South Wales

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Hebersham
SydneyNew South Wales
Population 5,438 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2770
Location 47 km (29 mi) W of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) City of Blacktown
State electorate(s) Mount Druitt
Federal Division(s) Chifley
Suburbs around Hebersham:
Shanes Park Bidwill Oakhurst
Dharruk Hebersham Plumpton
Whalan Mount Druitt Rooty Hill

Hebersham is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Hebersham is located 47 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Blacktown and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.

History[edit]

Hebersham was coined to honour the Anglican Bishop Reginald Heber of Calcutta whose diocese included New South Wales. In 1829 the Trustees of the Clergy and Schools Lands in New South Wales planned to establish a village named Hebersham on the Western Highway, west of Eastern Creek. This never happened, but the name was used for this present day suburb.[2]

Population[edit]

At the 2011 census, there were 5,438 residents in Hebersham. 6.7% of people were Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders and this was more than double the national average of 2.5%. The majority of people were born in Australia, with the top other countries of birth being Philippines 4.8%, New Zealand 4.2% and Fiji 3.8%. About a third of people spoke a language other than English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Hindi 4.0%, Arabic 3.7%, Samoan 3.7%, Tagalog 2.7% and Urdu 2.7%.[1]

Education[edit]

Hebersham is also home to Hebersham Public School, a primary school founded in 1972.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Hebersham (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  2. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollen, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8
  3. ^ "School History - Hebersham Public School". Retrieved 2012-04-11. 

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