Kogarah Bay, New South Wales

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Kogarah Bay
SydneyNew South Wales
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Wharf Road, Kogarah Bay
Population 1,849 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 2217
Location 16 km (10 mi) south of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Municipality of Kogarah
State electorate(s) Rockdale
Federal Division(s) Barton
Suburbs around Kogarah Bay:
Carlton Carlton Beverly Park
Blakehurst Kogarah Bay Sans Souci
Carss Park Carss Park Carss Park

Kogarah Bay is a suburb in southern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 16 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district. It is part of the St George area. Kogarah Bay is in the local government area of the Municipality of Kogarah.

Kogarah Bay takes its name from the small bay on the northern shore of the Georges River. The suburb is surrounded by the suburbs of Carss Park, Blakehurst, Carlton, Beverley Park and Sans Souci. A small group of shops is located on the intersection of Park Road and the Princes Highway.

History[edit]

Kogarah is from an aboriginal word meaning rushes or place of reeds. It had also been written as 'coggera' or 'cogerah' but the current spelling was settled when the railway line came through the area in the 1880s. Kogarah Bay and Beverley Park were originally part of the suburb of Kogarah.[2]

Parks[edit]

Harold Frazer Reserve, Parkside Drive Reserve

Churches[edit]

Kogarah Bay Congregational Church

Population[edit]

According to the 2011 Australian Bureau of Statistics Census of Population, there were 2,061 people usually resident in Kogarah Bay. 33.4% stated they were born overseas with the top countries of birth being Greece 4.8%, China 4.0% and Italy 2.1%. English was stated as the only language spoken at home by 51.6% of residents and the most common other languages spoken were Greek 3008%, Arabic 5.6% and Cantonese 3.9%. The most common responses for religious affiliation were Catholic 30.2%, Orthodox 26.0% and Anglican 11.9%.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.censusdata.abs.gov.au/census_services/getproduct/census/2011/quickstat/SSC11274?opendocument&navpos=220
  2. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 142

Coordinates: 33°59′00″S 151°07′18″E / 33.98338°S 151.12166°E / -33.98338; 151.12166