Kingsford, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales
Souths Juniors, Anzac Parade
|Population||14,234 (2006 Census)|
|Location||7 km (4 mi) south-east of Sydney CBD|
|LGA(s)||City of Randwick|
|Federal Division(s)||Kingsford Smith|
Kingsford is a suburb in south-eastern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Kingsford is located 7 kilometres south-east of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Randwick. Kingsford is also considered to be part of the Eastern Suburbs region.
Kingsford is a mainly residential area, situated directly south of the University of New South Wales, which is in Kensington. Many of the residents are students living in medium and high density housing. A large Australian Army depot lies in the east of Kingsford.
At the centre of Kingsford, on Anzac Parade and Gardeners Road, there is a large roundabout connecting a public transport system to nine possible destinations via a large number of bus services. For this reason, this part of Kingsford is sometimes referred to as "nine-ways". Kingsford is less than 5 km from Coogee Beach.
The area was once known as South Kensington. It was named Kingsford to honour Australian aviator Sir Charles Kingsford Smith (1897–1935), as was the nearby Sydney Airport. Kingsford was undeveloped until a land boom in the 1920s. In the 1940s, many Greeks settled in the area, particularly migrants from the island of Castellorizo (or Kastellorizo). Many opened businesses in the area; and, in 1973, they built the Castellorizian Club on Anzac Parade. Kingsford was originally intended to be the terminus of the Eastern Suburbs railway line; but, as a cost-cutting measure, the line was terminated at Bondi Junction in 1979.
At the 2011 census, the largest number of overseas-born residents came from China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Greece, and England. The highest reported ancestries are Chinese (22%), Australian (13%), English (12.4%), Greek (8.2%), and Irish (5.5%).
At the federal government level of politics, Kingsford is part of the Division of Kingsford Smith in the Australian House of Representatives. Kingsford Smith has been a Labor (ALP) stronghold and is currently represented by Matt Thistlethwaite.
Churches and schools
- St Spyridon is a Greek Orthodox Church on Gardeners Road. St Spyridon College is a private school, adjacent to the church.
- The Indonesian Presbyterian Church and Kingsway Church are located at 94 Houston Road.
- Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Sturt Street, Kingsford * Gereja Focus Indonesia is an Indonesian students church located on UNSW campus
- Kingsford Church of Christ is located on Anzac Parade
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