Hoxton Park, New South Wales

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Hoxton Park
SydneyNew South Wales
HoxtonParkNSWshops.jpg
Hoxton Park Shopping Centre
Population 4,208 (2011)[1]
Established 1887
Postcode(s) 2171
Location 38 km (24 mi) west of Sydney
LGA(s) City of Liverpool
State electorate(s) Macquarie Fields
Federal Division(s) Werriwa
Suburbs around Hoxton Park:
Middleton Grange Hinchinbrook Miller
West Hoxton Hoxton Park Prestons
West Hoxton Horningsea Park Prestons

Hoxton Park is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Hoxton Park is located 38 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Liverpool and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.

Hoxton Park also had a small sealed airstrip, Hoxton Park Airport which was used for general aviation and training until its closure and destruction in 2008.

History[edit]

Hoxton Park was named in 1887 when Phillips and Co,syndicates, subdivided the land under that name. Thomas Setrop Amos, a London solicitor, who arrived in Sydney in 1816, was granted 800 acres (3.2 km2) here in June 1818.[2]

A further development of note took place circa 1857 with the construction of Bernera, a weatherboard homestead built by Allan Macpherson, son of a former Collector of Internal Revenue, William Macpherson. Bernera was an early homestead in a vernacular style and is listed on the Register of the National Estate.[3]

Population[edit]

In 2011, there were 4,208 residents in Hoxton Park. The median age of residents were 30 and 25% of people were aged 0–14 years. About half of people were born outside of Australia, with the top countries of birth being Fiji 9.1%, Iraq 4.6%, Philippines 3.5%, New Zealand 2.2% and Vietnam 2.0%. The majority spoke a language other than English at home, with the most common languages including Hindi 10.4%, Arabic 5.6%, Spanish 5.3%, Italian 3.5% and Assyrian Neo-Aramaic 3.1%. The top responses for religious affiliation were Catholic 38.8%, Hinduism 9.0% and Islam 8.4%.

Transport[edit]

Hoxton Park sits at the corner of Hoxton Park Road and Cowpastures Road which connect to the Westlink M7 and much of greater Sydney. Busabout provides four bus services running along both Hoxton Park Road and Cowpasture Road, connecting Hoxton Park to Liverpool and areas to the west.[4]

Churches[edit]

Hoxton Park has many churches including Inspire Church, which has been active for more than 25 years with more than 5,000 members and also Bible Baptist Church which started in 1992.

Sport and recreation[edit]

Hoxton Park is home to the Liverpool Catholic Club which has an ice skating complex nearby.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Hoxton Park (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  2. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, page 126 ISBN 0-207-14495-8
  3. ^ The Heritage of Australia, Macmillan Company, 1981, p.2/41
  4. ^ "Busabout Network Map". Busabout. Retrieved 2008-04-19. [dead link]

Coordinates: 33°56′02″S 150°51′10″E / 33.93382°S 150.85284°E / -33.93382; 150.85284